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The Atatürk Dam in the Context of the Southeastern Anatolia (GAP) Project

  • Dogan Altinbilek
  • Cecilia Tortajada
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Part of the Water Resources Development and Management book series (WRDM)

Abstract

The Southeastern Anatolia Region of Turkey has historically been a plateau with low productivity. Although rich in water, land and human resources, the region has lagged behind the rest of the country in terms of development. The development potential of both the Euphrates and Tigris Rivers was recognised in the 1960s, and the idea of harnessing their waters for irrigation and hydropower generation emerged.

Keywords

Regional Development Master Plan Resettlement Process Regional Development Policy Regional Development Plan 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dogan Altinbilek
    • 1
  • Cecilia Tortajada
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Civil Engineering DepartmentMiddle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.International Centre for Water and EnvironmentZaragozaSpain
  3. 3.Lee Kuan Yew School of Public PolicySingaporeSingapore
  4. 4.Third World Centre for Water ManagementAtizapanMexico

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