The Ilisu project in south-eastern Turkey is one of the world’s most controversial dam projects. It will have catastrophic impacts on people, nature, and cultural heritage. The campaign “Stop Ilisu – Save Hasankeyf” is working in Europe and Turkey to stop the project and help create a real and sustainable future for the affected region.
When the European states of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland pulled out of the project in 2009, Turkey continued with the construction on its own. However, Illisu is just the spearhead of Turkey’s dam craze: another 1,500 hydropower plants are projected to be built in the next few years, leaving no river to flow unobstructed.
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