Turkey historic mosque moved before dam waters rise

In Turkey, the main body of the 610-year-old Er-Rızk mosque was removed from the town of Hasankeyf ahead of its submergence as part of a Ilisu dam project. The Ilisu Dam will generate 1,200 megawatts of electricity, making it Turkey’s fourth-largest dam in terms of energy production.

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  • Capital of Turkey: Ankara; Currency of Turkey: The Turkish lira.

Source: The DD News

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