Socioeconomic Changes in the Adatepe Village, NW Turkey

Dogan M.

10th International Conference on the Mediterranean Coastal Environment, Rhodes, Greece, 25 - 29 October 2011, pp.335-346 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Rhodes
  • Country: Greece
  • Page Numbers: pp.335-346


As known, geographical characteristics of an area are decisive substantially for both development and survival of settlements. Natural or anthropogenically-triggered disasters often give rise not only to economic damage and mortality but also removal of allocation units. In Turkey, the displacement of rural settlements is frequently associated with mass movements that occur where geological, geomorphologic and climatologic factors as well as human interference make settlement areas prone to slides or slumps. In recent years, such events have caused significant economic damages and even loss of lives in various regions of the country. The anthropogenic involvements such as road construction, mining operations and pipeline engineering activities and so on constitute the main provocative factors.