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Emin Ozmen
Turkish Dam Chronicles.
The Güneydogu Anadolu Projesi, or GAP project is a long running government effort to build 22 dams (19 of which are to be coupled with hydroelectric power stations) and irrigate 1,800,000 hectares of South-Eastern Anatolia. The Turkish government’s most public aims are the redevelopment of the region and the harnessing of the country’s powerful natural energy sources - the Euphrates and the Tigris rivers. However, the project has also submerged many settlements - some of global archaeological importance - forcing residents into new-towns, and undermining a delicate yet vital...

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Turkey, Adiyaman, 2018. A family stands near
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Turkey, Elazig, 2018. People cross Euphrates River by boat, the...
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Turkey, Elazig, 2018. People travel across Euphrates river on...
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Turkey, Adiyaman, 2018. General view near Ataturk dam, the biggest...
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Turkey, Hasankeyf, 2018. General view of Ataturk dam, one of...
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Turkey, Halfeti, 2018. Local tourists visit former village of...
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Turkey, Halfeti, 2018. Children play in the water, on the roof...
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Turkey, Halfeti, 2018. A general view of "New Halfeti".
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Turkey, Halfeti, 2018. A general view of "New Halfeti".
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Turkey, Hewre, 2018. A cemetery in former Kumgolu village flooded...
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Turkey, Hewre, 2018.
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Turkey, Bozova, 2018. A few kilometers away from Atatürk Dam,...
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Turkey, Hasankeyf, 2018. Horses drink near typical straw huts...
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Turkey, Hasankeyf, 2018. The general panorama from Hasankeyf...
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Turkey, Hasankeyf, 2018. Local tourists came to see the city...
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Turkey, Hasankeyf, 2018. Young men stand next to caves, newly...
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Turkey, Hasankeyf, 2018. Hundreds of caves newly discovered on...
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Turkey, Hasankeyf, 2018. Construction workers prepare Imam Abdullah...
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Turkey, Hasankeyf, 2018. People work near Zeynel Bey mausoleum,...
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Turkey, Hasankeyf, 2018. General view of New Hasankeyf.
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Turkey, Hasankeyf, 2018. People visit "Kasri Rabi" caves that...
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Turkey, Hasankeyf, 2018. People shoot at glass bottles near the...
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Turkey, Kesmekopru, 2018. Yasin stands on his house rooftop with...
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Turkey, Kesmekopru, 2018. A todler sits on an Hasankey's terrace...
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Turkey, Hasankeyf, 2018. A young man stands in a small internet...
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Turkey, Kesmekopru, 2018. Yunus, 22 years old, flies his birds...
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Turkey, Hasankeyf, 2018. People walk on makeshift bridge to have...
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Turkey, Hasankeyf, 2018. A man prays in a restaurant.
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Turkey, Hasankeyf, 2018.
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Turkey, Hasankeyf, 2018. A few kilometers from Hasankeyf, a teenager...
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Turkey, Hasankeyf, 2018. A family cross the Tigris River on a...
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Turkey, Hasankeyf, 2018. Men play cards in a small tea house...
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Turkey, Hasankeyf, 2018. Drying carpets seen on a house in the...
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Turkey, Hasankeyf, 2018. Drying carpets seen on a house in the...
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Turkey, Kesmekopru, 2018. Every day, these four young men come...
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Turkey, Kesmekopru, 2018. Women chat near a balcony in Kesmekopru....
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Turkey, Kesmekopru, 2018. Kids rest near a small village pool....
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Turkey, Hasankeyf, 2018. People walk on a makeshift bridge that...
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Turkey, Elazig, 2018. A young girl crosses the Euphrates River...
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