Turkey seeks new life for submerged tourist town

Just two roofs poke through the vast expanse of an artificial lake that has swallowed aTurkishtown whose caves and pre-Ottoman ruins once drew inglobal tourists.The dust settling from the hammering of construction sites around the Tigris River lake outlines the makings of a brand new city, with an unfinished bazaar and roads that are all works in progress.But trader Abdurrahman Gundogdu worries whether the new version of Hasankeyf in Turkey’s mostly Kurdish southeast will ever recapture the magic it had before the Ilisu Dam erased the original town that stood here for 12,000 years.”I’m making …

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