Turkey’s Cultural Awareness Foundation (Kültür Bilincini Geliştirme Vakfı – KBGV
) announced on April 18 that “Hasankeyf and its Surroundings” has been shortlisted by Europa Nostra
for its “7 Most Endangered” program. KBGV prepared the nomination of Hasankeyf in cooperation with the volunteer organization Hasankeyf Matters.Hasankeyf is the only site among the 14 Europa Nostra finalists to include important examples of Islamic architecture, and its planned destruction by the iIlısu Dam project only a few years away.
An international advisory panel composed of eminent experts selected the shortlist of threatened landmarks from among 40 nominations submitted by civil society organizations and public bodies from 21 countries. The final seven will be announced at Europa Nostra’s 50th Anniversary Congress in Athens on June 16.”
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