The Results of Integrated Regional Development Policies in Turkey

Document Type : Research Paper

Author

Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, University of Tabriz (Translator)

Abstract

The development of economic support policy of Turkish governments has underscored elimination of regional inequalities in economic growth, but these policies have failed in many provinces. There are a number of major reasons for this failure. One of the main reasons for this issue is the ineffective and inconsistent implementation of programs without sufficient investment that, if major investments in development projects - either through domestic investment or, in particular, from the European Community - and efficient organization according to regional needs of the country are provided, Turkey will head towards a balanced regional economic growth.