Activists in Hasankeyf: Authorities didn't work to put out fire
The people of Hasankeyf said that no such fire had been experienced for many years.
The fire that broke out in the ancient city of Hasankeyf in Batman could be put out late at night, said a statement by Batman Hasankeyf Coordination.
In a written statement issued by the Batman Hasankeyf Coordination the activists asked why helicopters were not involved in the firefighting efforts.
“The fire - underlined the statement - broke out in the vicinity of Ancient Greek Castle, where people used to live in the 1960s. The people of Hasankeyf said that no such fire had been experienced for many years. They added that the area was not open to people, and only workers and company members could access that area."
It is not clear what caused the fire, yet no investigation has been launched, said the statement adding: "In order to determine the level of destruction caused by the fire, a committee consisting of independent non-governmental organizations should immediately begin an investigation."
People are uncertain
As a result of the closure of the dam covers, the access roads to many settlements have been inundated. Very few settlements that will be inundated have been moved to other places. "The closure of the dam covers without notice - said the statement - has disturbed the residents. With the rise of water, things have been destroyed in many places. The authorities are putting psychological pressure on the people."
Fight to the end!
Batman Hasankeyf Coordination ended its statement by confirming its pledge to "fight o the end against the Ilisu Dam and HEPP project."