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Turkish Magnum photographer Emin Özmen travelled through South East Anatolia, glimpsing the remains of villages submerged by the region’s monumental GAP dam programme, and visiting those next on the list for eviction for the last time.

Pictured here is the picturesque village of Halfeti (only accessible by boat), which attracts more than 200,000 visitors every year, who come to admire the minaret (mosque tower) that is visible above the water. The rest of the city disappeared after Birecik dam’s construction.

Children play in the water, on the roof of a partially sunken mosque in Savasan. Halfeti, Turkey. 2018.

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