Yet another dam to be built in Zap Valley

The AKP-MHP government is planning to build another security dam on Zap Valley where thousands of people make a living from agriculture and animal husbandry.

A new dam is going to be built to destroy natural life in the Zap Valley and to force the people living in the region to migrate.

The AKP-MHP government has already built several hydroelectric power stations (HES) and 3 dams in the valley in 2020-2021. It is reported that the construction of a new dam will be started this year.

Once the construction of the dam in Hakkari, Yüksekova and Çukurca triangle is completed, Zap Valley will be flooded, and natural life will be destroyed. Many villages and hamlets in this region such as Çanaklı, Kırıkdağ, Bağışlı and Geçimli will remain under water because of the new dam. Villagers will thus be forced to migrate.

The people of Hakkari say that the existing dams or dams to be built in Zap Valley are of no use to the natural life and people of Hakkari. They dub these dams as "the dams of fear" built for security purposes. The local people will be displaced, and nature will be damaged, according to the people of Hakkari.