IMPACTS OF TOURISM PROJECTS OF DEVELOPMENT AGENCIES ON SOCIAL PEACE IN TURKEY

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Naci Polat

Keywords

Tourism Projects, Development Agencies, Eastern and South Eastern Anatolia

Abstract

Tourism and peace are two important concepts which are influencing each other. These concepts are mostly tackled separately at tourism and peace platforms which are isolated. Since international security issues gain more importance, significance of both concepts are more underlined. Tourism is one of the most employment generator sectors of the world economy. Conflicts and tensions in different regions of the world could diminish number of tourists and tourism workers. Even if tourism can rehabilitate itself rapidly after such problems, scientific researches’ are getting more interested in crises management (Laws, E., B. Prideaux and K. Chon, 2007). In this study, Do’s and Don’ts of tourism projects in less developed regions will be extensively searched with qualitative methods, not after such crises but during the social crises and problems. At the main focus of this study, tourism projects of South Eastern and Eastern Regions of Turkey with high economical and social problem zones will be evaluated. These projects will be especially evaluated in the terms of establishing social peace. Results which are delivered with this study will be used for recommendations for the other problem zones of the world.

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