Turkish hydroelectric dam will leave hundreds homeless

A general view of the ancient town of Hasankeyf by the Tigris river, which will be significantly submerged by the Ilisu dam being constructed, in southeastern Turkey, April 29, 2018. Picture taken April 29, 2018. REUTERS/Sertac Kayar

HASANKEYF, Turkey (Reuters) – Hundreds of people displaced by a huge dam in southeast Turkey fear they could go homeless because resettlement laws prevent them from moving into a new government-built town above the rising Tigris River waters. The Ilisu dam, which Turkey planned to fill this year, will generate 1,200 megawatts of electricity but […]

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