岡山大学環境理工学部研究報告 ISSN 2187-6940
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An Assessment of the Southeastern Anatolia Region in Turkey in terms of the Sustainable Development Tatgets

Dincsoy Enver Erdinc
Abstract
This study aims to examine the Southeastern Anatolia Project in Turkey, which contains irrigation, energy and drinking water development schemes. The project is the biggest regional development effort ever undertaken by Turkish Government and has influenced the sustainable economic and human development targets. With the completion of each step of the project, it has been expected that there have been many important economic and social changes in Turkish regions, especially the southeast part of Turkey (called as "Southeastern Anatolia Region") and its surrounding areas. The project also interests in both Turkey and its related regions and sustainability is a major issue of concern. Following a brief introduction of the project, the paper examines the type of recent social-economic changes in the region and Turkey in terms of sustainable development components. Under the light of our investigations from different perspectives, it is observed that GAP region with its development project is very far from expectations in the point of sustainability.
Keywords
Sustainability
Southeastern Anatolia Region
GAP
Regional Development
GDP per capita
Turkey
ISSN
1341-9099
NCID
AN10529213