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Turkey’s Ilisu Dam will flood 12,000-year-old Hasankeyf settlement

By AFP 1/8/2018
The Turkish town of Hasankeyf, a former trading post along the Silk Road, which has seen the Romans, Byzantines, Turkic tribes and Ottomans leave their mark, will soon be partially flooded by the Ilisu Dam, as part of the Southeast Anatolian project (GAP) and one of Turkey’s largest hydroelectric projects, which is being built downstream. The inauguration of Turkey's controversial Ilisu dam on the Tigris River will also compound water shortages in neighbouring Iraq. 

Photos: Yasin Akgul / AFP
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