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Destroying a historical Turkish town to make way for a dam, and Lebanese bankers refuse local money during crisis

The historical town of Hasankeyf in Turkey will be entirely submerged under water as the authorities start to demolish it to make way for a dam - submerging thousands of years of Roman, Hittite and Byzantine history. Meanwhile, protests in Lebanon have catapulted the country into economic crisis, making it difficult for citizens to take out or exchange money, as the US dollar rises in value against the Lebanese pound. 

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