Damned Dams

Izady, Mehrdad
June 1996
Kurdish Life;Summer96, Issue 19, p1
Academic Journal
The article discusses the destruction of the Kurdish heritage as a result of massive dam constructions. According to the author, the plentiful occurrence of rainfall in Kurdistan prompted the creation of dams to prevent river overflows. It is suggested that dams are naturally built in river valleys to benefit other people outside, and not the Kurdish inside the land. It is inferred that whenever a river valley becomes flooded behind a dam and a historic Kurdish valley turns into a lake, a part of the history of Kurdistan is drowned.


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