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Sun Dec 1, 2019, 02:00 PM

A Turkish dam is about to flood one of the oldest continuously settled places on Earth

HASANKEYF, Turkey —The time had finally come for Ramsiz Alcin to leave, generations after her ancestors settled in this ancient town on the Tigris, decades after the state proposed building a dam down river and after years of protests that had ultimately failed to stop it.

The dam would leave Hasankeyf almost totally submerged.

The water was coming, soon, officials said. So Alcin and her family moved last month, abandoning their house with its fig and pomegranate trees. A flatbed truck transferred their belongings to a new home, on higher ground, but the place — shoddily built, with a garden full of rocks — was no substitute.

“They made victims of the people of Hasankeyf,” she said.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 02:08 PM

1. In every location where families are dislocated due to structures such as Dams, etc.,

stories abound of the families being displaced, etc. Most of the stories are not fond. Ozarks' Bagnell dam, Aswan dam, 3 Gorges dam, etc. Kind of makes sense, being that most river bottom land is rich and fertile, and the replacement land/structures more often than not, doesn't come close to the quality of the land/structures being replaced.

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Sun Dec 1, 2019, 02:39 PM

2. "The dam, built in a Kurdish-majority area"

Part of Erdogan's ethnic cleansing plan?

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Sun Dec 1, 2019, 09:26 PM

3. I think the Turks had to create a lake on another ancient site.

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