Ilisu dam site nominated for UNESCO heritage status

(Stop Ilisu Campaign, Ankara, 16 April 2009) A delegation from Doğa Derneği met with the Turkish Minister of Culture and Tourism, presenting the Minister Günay with a scientific report demonstrating that the Tigris Valley and Hasankeyf meet the UNESCO World Heritage Sites criteria. In other news, the Smithsonian Institute has added Hansankeyef to its top 15 "Must See Endangered Cultural Treasures" and the Turkish Prime Minister has labelled opponents of the Ilisu dam as terrorists.