Hasankeyf, a small town in southeastern Anatolia, will vanish in an artificial lake once the Ilisu-dam nearby is completed.
Irdis, a fisherman like his father and grandfather, throws his net into the Tigris.
Boys show their catch of fish from the Tigris.
Ali, a shepherd, resting during Ramadan near some of his sheep.
Hızır and Sehran drinking the first sip of water of the day at Iftar, the traditional fast-breaking in Ramadan after sunset.
Hasankeyf is home to a very unique mixture of culture. Still, it is one of the few cities in Turkey where Turkish, Kurdic, Arabic and some Syriac are spoken.
Melvin walking in a field near the Tigris. In the background, the one and only Shia Türbe, a grave of a religious teacher, can be seen.
In the 1970s, the saying goes, the then president of Turkey came through Hasankeyf, and complained that people still had to live in caves in his country.
Mehmet sings a traditional song to Hızır. After having been a bureaucrat in Adana for most of his work live, Mehmet chose to become somewhat of a hermit.
A model of new Hasankeyf is shown in a glass cabinet in an information office in the city. The new city will be built about 3km from the old one.
Hızır in the new town, near a still-to-be-completed mosque.
The first houses of “New Hasankeyf”.
the whole project consists of hundreds of dams, housing projects, water policies, and in fact will change the whole region forever.
Three fish have been left on the dry, apparently to die there, or just forgotten.