Turkish Dam Will Submerge 12,000-Year-Old City

Feb. 21, 2014—Scheduled for completion in 2014, Turkey's Ilisu Dam will generate nearly 2 percent of the country's electricity. It will also submerge dozens of towns on the Tigris River, including 12,000-year-old Hasankeyf. The dam also threatens to dry up Iraq's Mesopotamian marshes some 1,000 miles (1,609 kilometers) downstream, affecting the people and wildlife who depend on the marshes for survival.