The town of Hasankeyf in Turkey's Kurdish-majority southeast will soon disappear in the waters of an artificial reservoir. Despite decades of protests, tens of thousands of people will be uprooted and 12,000 years of cultural heritage submerged.
Displacement and extinctions have sparked fury at large dams, but many see them as vital for clean energy and water.
A dam nearing completion in southeast Turkey will soon displace residents of an ancient settlement, but many of them will be ineligible for relocation and have been given nowhere to go, reports Diego Cupolo.
Ex-Taliban leader Mullah Omar lived in Afghanistan and not in Pakistan, Dutch journalist Bette Dam claims in her book. DW spoke to her about how she met Omar's bodyguard and the obstacles she faced during her research.
Big dams and reservoirs in Pakistan are slowly depleting its lush mangroves. The destruction is also affecting local fishermen, who have to look for alternative sources of income. S. Khan reports from Karachi.
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