Hasankeyf, Turkey
Hasankeyf, Turkey Image: Poyraz 72 (wikimedia)

Turkey’s 12,000-year-old Hasankeyf to be submerged

Hasankeyf, Turkey
Hasankeyf, Turkey Image: Poyraz 72 (wikimedia)

Work on clearing site for the controversial Ilisu dam on Tigris river threatens collapse of ancient monument famed for thousands of manmade caves.

The destruction of Turkey’s 12,000-year-old Hasankeyf settlement and ancient citadel has moved a step closer as authorities have begun to collapse cliff faces around the ruins of the citadel.

Read the full article at The Guardian.