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The Ilisu Dam Project: Europe's money would move Turkey away from the acquis communautaire

At the beginning of October 2006, three European export credit agencies are expected to decide whether or not to finance one of the world's most controversial infrastructure projects. Going ahead with the project would mean displacing tens of thousands of people, destroying a significant cultural heritage, and increasing the potential for seroius conflict over water resources in the Middle East. The project also utterly fails to meet EU social and environmental standards - thereby moving accession candidate Turkey away from the EU acquis.
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