OUT NOW: The Country Profile of Turkey

ARL International ARL International
published on 20/06/2024

Following the Second World War, from 1946 to 1957, Türkiye experienced an influx of the rural population into urban areas, elevating concerns for regional development for which the Ministry of Resettlement and Reconstruction, founded in 1958, was charged with the preparation of higher-level spatial plans. Soon after being established, the Ministry first prepared the Eastern Marmara Development Plan – the country’s first official regional plan – to address the escalating problems being witnessed in Istanbul and the surrounding region and the concentration of various activities in the region (Tekeli 2008).

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