New Ilisu Campaign Website

(Stop Ilisu, Vienna, January 2008) A new Ilisu Dam campaign website has been opened to focus attention on this controversial project supported by export credit agencies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Construction of the dam has not yet started, although forced resettlement with inadequate compensation has begun. Turkish authorities, in proceeding without respect for this important condition, one of 150 conditions supposedly imposed by european ECAs, raise concerns about whether standards agreed under the OECD's Common Approaches on the environment and official export credits will be respected.