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”In general, as a water protector, there are 352 Waterkeepers around the world we are part of that movement and we started our program in Iraq in 2011”
“We were the first Waterkeeper in the Middle East. We were active to advocate and protect free-flowing rivers in Kurdistan and Iraq one of our main objectives towards protecting our rivers to be free-flowing rivers because our rivers have been the resource of connecting all of our communities and cultures, religions, languages, and all of the communities used to come together around the river.
Tigres River has been a river that has done this for the entire history of humanity. Tigres is not just important for the Kurdish people or the Arabic people living downstream- it is the cradle of civilizations. The Tigres and Euphrates create the cradle of civilization.
In the 1950s Turkey completed a 53 km survey along the Tigres river to research the best place to control the flow of the river. They selected the location of Ilisu village after this survey to build a damn near Sharnack village near Jazeera Village.
The main objective of building this dam is to control the river flow, as you saw during the documentary. As you see, Turkey has plenty of underground water and do not need to create an additional dam
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