12 June 2009 – By July 6, 2009, the German government needs to decide whether to withdraw from the highly controversial Ilisu dam project in Southeast
Turkey or not. The government has promised to only support the project if international standards are met and the conditions attached to its export credit guarantees fulfilled. As this was not the case by December 2008, the German, Austrian and Swiss governments ordered the suspension of delivery contracts for 180 days. A coalition of German non-governmental organistions comments shortly before the ultimatum ends on whether the suspension of contracts has led to the fulfilment of the conditions.
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