Global Day of Action for Hasankeyf on 14 September
"Let's raise our voices against Ilısu, a project of destruction and exploitation, with the art we will produce and show on 14 September."
The Hasankeyf Coordination, in an attempt to prevent the Ilisu dam from becoming operational and flood the 12,000-years old site, has organized an action day on September 14.
The statement said: "Once again, we reiterate our call: 'It is not too late for Hasankeyf'. We call on people and civil society organizations who love life and solidarity to participate in the 'Action Day to Do/Draw/Say Something for Hasankeyf' at global level on 14 September."
The statement recalled that this is "a critical threshold for Hasankeyf, the common heritage of humanity. The water is being retained and Hasankeyf is attempted to be closed to the public. Let's take action for Hasankeyf and the Tigris River with our conscience and creativity, especially with the universal power of art!"
The statement added: "Let's raise our voices against Ilısu, a project of destruction and exploitation, with the art we will produce and show on 14 September."
The statement ended: "Yes, it's time to do something for Hasankeyf. By sharing photos and videos of our work already with the hashtag #HasankeyfİçinGeçDeğil (It's not too late for Hasankeyf), or with the hashtag that will be announced on the social media accounts of the Hasankeyf Coordination at 8 p.m. on September 14, we can turn public attention to the cry of Hasankeyf and Tigris and stop the project."
After the gates of the dam were closed last month and the water retention began, the Governorship of Batman announced this week that the old road of Hasankeyf will be closed to traffic in October.