Rivers for life

Akgün Ilhan, Turkish Review, 1 November 2013, In association with the member organizations of the Damocracy movement, Doga Derneği (Turkey partner of BirdLife International) held an international conference in İstanbul on May 18, 2013, focusing on the socio-ecological impacts of large dams. [Read More…]  Read More →

International Rivers Conference exposes global impact of dam industry

Source: Doga Dernegi, 19 May 2013, Dam-affected communities and international conservation organizations from South America, the Middle East, Europe, the US, and Africa come together today at the International Rivers Conference in Istanbul, Turkey, to debunk the myth of mega-dams as ‘clean’ energy. [Read More…]  Read More →

International activists block Ilisu Dam construction site

Source: Doğa Dernegi, 23 May 2013, Representatives of dam-affected communities and international organizations from South America, the Middle East, Europe, the US, and Africa today blocked the entrance to the construction site of the Ilisu dam in southeast Turkey demanding an end to the controversial development that would sink an ancient city dating back to the Bronze Age. [Read More…]  Read More →

Keeping Hasankeyf Alive: Against the Ilisu Dam

 Akgün İlhan We don’t have luxury here but we aren’t hungry either. Besides we live in the most beautiful place on earth. I wouldn’t go anywhere else even if they paid me millions[1]. An inhabitant of the town of Hasankeyf [Read More…]  Read More →