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VIDEO: 12,000-year-old Turkish town to disappear under water

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — After decades of legal wrangling, Turkish authorities have begun flooding a 12,000-year-old town as part of a dam project to power the region.

Hasankeyf is one of the oldest sites of continuous human settlement on Earth. Its some 3,000 residents say they are devastated about leaving both their legacy and livelihood behind.

FRANCE 24’s correspondents Shona Bhattacharyya and Ludovic de Foucaud report.

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