GRAVESTONES, HASANKEYF CITADEL, TURKEY (PROBABLY AYYUBID,EARLY 15TH CENTURY) PHOTO: WILLIAM GOURLAY – TAASA Review March 2013
impending destruction of cultural heritage as well as lack of adequate compensation or planning for the significant numbers of locals who would be forced to move should the dam go ahead. Resistance to the dam from within Turkey has been ongoing since the project’s inception.
The residents of Hasankeyf itself are reported to be almost universally opposed to the inundation of their hometown.
Including surrounding villages, it is estimated that up to 80,000 people will be displaced (Garen and Carleton 2008)...