Ancient Turkish city starts to disappear underwater – in pictures

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The tiny city of Hasankeyf, in Turkey’s Kurdish-majority south-east, is cursed to disappear in a entrance months after being inhabited for 12,000 years. An synthetic lake, partial of a Ilısu hydroelectric dam project, will swallow it up. The outrageous dam, Turkey’s second largest, is being filled serve down a Tigris River, notwithstanding protests that it will excommunicate thousands of people and risks formulating H2O shortages downstream, namely in Iraq. Residents are being changed from a ancient city to New Hasankeyf nearby, while ancestral artefacts have also been ecstatic out of a area

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