|The Ilısu construction site (source: DSİ)|
However, we are also concerned that this could be a first sign that the government is overreaching in the accelerated program for Ilısu (and in general for expropriation to faciltate HEP and other infrastructure projects) and perhaps also in its new incentive package for the Southeast.
|Ilısu construction workers (source: DSİ)|
Whatever lies ahead for Hasankeyf and its residents, we would like to hope that the authorities are acting with all due consideration, and fully weighing up the options before acting...
If the opposite is the case, it will not be for the first time, but it will be a further tragedy.