Hasankeyf, Turkey (June 2006)

Hasankeyf is an ancient town on the Tigris River in southeastern Turkey. The town will be almost entirely submerged under water if the Turkish government's Ilusu Dam project goes ahead as planned. Earlier funding for the dam was withdrawn after a combination of local and international pressure. These photos are from June 2006 when my friend Senem and I visited the town. Some are taken by me, some by her. Click on the photos to enlarge them for better viewing. (more photos coming when I have time to post them.)

View of Hasankeyf

Three boys on the bridge to Hasankeyf.