In the News

Hasankeyf Matters in the news

Today's Zaman, "Why Hasankeyf, why now?" John Crofoot, 10 February 2016

TimeOut Istanbul, Troubled Waters: Hasankeyf Endangered," Meagan Day, July 2014

National Geographic, “New Dam in Turkey Threatens to Flood Ancient City and Archaeological Sites,” Julia Harte, 21 February 2014 [article and video]

Io Donna-Corriere della Serra, “Disastri Ambientali: La diga sul Tigri che inghiottirà lastoria,” Marta Ottaviani, 25 October 2013

Nautical Archaeological Society, “Rescue Excavations in Turkey,” 11 September 2013 [photo credit: Hasankeyf Matters]

National Geographic Explorers Journal, “Turkish Town Has Hosted 12,000 Years of Human History & Stunning Biodiversity,” Julia Harte, 6 August 2013 [article and video]

Haarlems Dagblad, “De nachtmerrie van Hasankeyf,” Jessica Maas, 31 July 2013

Metro: První Unisexový Magazín, Turecký Hasankeyf, novodobá Atlantis,” Alina Holušová, July 2013, pgs. 36-38

City Journal, “Silencing the Djinns: A Dam Project Threatens the World’s Oldest City,” Claire Berlinski, Summer 2013

Time Out Istanbul, “A Bittersweet Taste of Village Life,” Alyson Neel, April 2013

Açık Radyo, 94.9, “Orman ve Civarindaki Faydali Isler,” interview with Helen Southcott and John Crofoot, conducted by Zeki Yemez, about 3rd Hasankeyf Ingathering, 21 March 2013

ABC.es, “Una presaamenaza la milenaria villa de Hasankeyf,” Daniel Irarte, ABC TV, 29 January 2013 [article and television story]

Açık Radyo, 94.9, “Orman ve Civarindaki Faydali Isler,” interview with John Crofoot, conducted by Zeki Yemez, about living in Hasankeyf, 24 January 2013

Today’s Zaman, “Hasankeyf locals stuck in limbo after Ilısu Dam decision,” Alyson Neel, 20 January 2013

Today’s Zaman, “Nature Iraq protests flooding of Hasankeyf through art,” Alyson Neel, 10 September 2012

El Mundo, “Hasankeyf, la joya amenazada de Turquía,” Luis Miquel Hurtada, 25 June 2012


News and features about Hasankeyf

Middle East Eye, "Hasankeyf: The 12,000-year-old town that Turkey wants to drown," Lizzie Porter, 7 June 2016

Amnesty Press, "Turkiet dränker Edens lustgård," Bitte Hammargren, 2 October 2015

BBC Travel, "Where the cave dwellers once lived," Inka Piegsa-Quischotte, 30 July 2015

Aspect:Ratio, "Hasankeyf - The Drowning Village," Salvo Buffa, July 2015

TIME, "Discover the Cultural Treasure Turkey Threatens to Flood," Andrew Katz with photographs by Mathias Depardon, 25 March 2015

South Writ Large, "Drowned Out," Alyson Neel, Spring 2015

Today's Zaman, "Let's save Hasankeyf for peace," Pelin Cengiz, 28 December 2014

The Financial Times, “Hasankeyf, Turkey: Soon-to-be Sunken Treasure,” Julian Allason, 7 March 2014

Spiegel Online, “Staudamm-Projektin der Türkei: Ein Dorf, dem Untergang geweiht,” Jannis Hagmann, 16 February 2014

Hurriyet, “SİTalanında inşaat makinası kafa karıştırdı,” Can Mumay, with Hasankeyf entrepreneur Zeydan Ayhan, 13 February 2014

Bir Gün, “Hasankeyf’i Bilir Misin,” by Seçil Türkkan with Hasankeyf native Mesut Güzel, 3 January 2014

Libération, “Mésopotamie, retour aux sources,” Sonia Delesalle-Stolper, 3 January 2014

Milliyet, “Barışiçin Hasankeyf,” Mehveş Evin, 25 November 2013

The Economist, A Mesopotamian Odyssey,” The Pomegranate Blog, 22 October 2013

Christian Science Monitor, “Dammed, dirty, drained by war: can Iraq's Tigris River be restored?” Jennifer Hattam, 17 October 2013

Dağ Medya, “Dağ Medya Arkeoloji yazarı Zuhal Tuzcu’nun Arkeolog Necdet Talayhan ile Hasankeyf Röportajı,” 19 August 2013

Today’s Zaman,Travel read: The Ilısu Dam and Tigris cultures under threat,” Laura Moth, 22 July 2013

Today’s Zaman, “Time to Rethink Ilısu,” Kerim Balcı, 8 May 2013

Your Middle East
, “The soon to be lost city in Anatolia,
” John Wreford, 29 April 2013

Bianet, "Ancient City to be Inundated Under Dam Reservoir," Nilay Vardar, 21 August 2012

New York Times, “Before the Flood,” Andrew Finkel, 17 February 2012

Turkish Review, “The Price of Progress? Hasankeyf and the Ilısu Dam,” Helen Southcott, 24 November 2011

Time Out Istanbul, “Hiking amidst history in the Southeast,” Jennifer Hattam, October 2011

Z Magazine, "Hasankeyf: A Story of Resistance," Janet Biehl, 3 May 2011

Smithsonian, "Endangered Site: The City of Hasankeyf, Turkey," March 2009


Hasankeyf and Hasankeyf Matters in the blogosphere

The Arcae Project, "The doomed town of Hasankeyf," 28 March 2016

Rabirius, "The Future Of Hasankeyf – Q&A With John Crofoot," 13 February 2016

Road Beats, "Two Winters of Hasankeyf," 21 March 2015

Yabangee.com, “Ask an Expat: Melanie Mehrer,” 6 March 2014

Şehrine Ses Ver (Pinar Koyuncu), “Hasankeyf’in Kokusu, Dicle’nin Sesi...” 22 January 2014

Mathias Depardon, “Before The Flood in Internazionale Magazine. La diga che divide la Turchia,” December 2013

Tryfon Topalidis, “The last film made in Hasankeyf,” 26 October 2013

Tryfon Topalidis, “Hasankeyf residents protesting against Ilisu Dam,” 16 October 2013

The Creative Caravan, “The Great Walking Guide of Hasankeyf,” 25 May 2013

Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative, “Meet Me in Hasankeyf: Culture, People and Politics in Hasankeyf,” 8 May 2013

A Journey Deep into the Struggle (Johanna Rivera), “Meet Me in Hasankeyf: Culture, People and Politics in Hasankeyf,” 22 April 2013

Nawres Press, “A Common Story between Chibayish and Hasankeyf,” 21 April 2013 [also published in Arabic]

Trici Venola, “Rocking the Cradle of Civilization: Drawing On The Hasankeyf Train,” 19 February 2013

Diclede10gun, “Dostları, Hasankeyf’in yaşamasıiçin çalışıyor,” 15 September 2012

Necat Keskin, “‘Bedewiyên Avê’’ jî li dijî bendava İlisu ne!” 2 May 2012

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