Artists join the call to save Hasankeyf
The Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive and the Mesopotamia Ecology Movement issued a call to movements and activists worldwide to join the 3rd Global Day of Action for the defense of the 12,000 year old town Hasankeyf and the Tigris River on June 7 and 8.
The Turkish government announced that on 10 June it will start filling the Ilisu Dam reservoir.
Artists joined the call and issued a video underlining that "it is never too late to safe Hasankeyf".
In the video, released in Kurdish and Trukish are artists, journalists, writers, singers, musicians such as Barış Atay, Cemîl Qoçgîrî, Dijen Roni, Ahmet Ümit, Bahar Feyzan, Ercan Y Yılmaz, Haluk Levent, Metin Uca, Mikail Aslan, Nazan Kesal, Pınar Aydınlar, Selim Temo, Şebnem Sönmez.
Over 100 environmentalist and civil society organisations had signed the call issued by the Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive and the Mesopotamia Ecology Movement for the 3rd Global Action Day, while dozens of actions have been promoted in Kurdistan, Turkey and throughout Europe.
The video by the artists has been shared in social media and immediately reached thousands of people.