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Turkey's Water Policy

National Frameworks and International Cooperation

  • Annika Kramer
  • Aysegul Kibaroglu
  • Waltina Scheumann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. National Framework

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Aysegul Kibaroglu, Argun Baskan
      Pages 3-25
    3. Sahnaz Tigrek, Aysegul Kibaroglu
      Pages 27-42
    4. Gokhan Orhan, Waltina Scheumann
      Pages 117-137
    5. Waltina Scheumann, Vera Baumann, Anna Lena Mueller, Dennis Mutschler, Sylvia Steiner, Thomas Walenta
      Pages 139-159
  3. International Cooperation on Turkey’s Transboundary Rivers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Annika Kramer, Aysegul Kibaroglu
      Pages 215-228
    3. Axel Klaphake, Waltina Scheumann
      Pages 251-261
    4. Axel Klaphake, Annika Kramer
      Pages 263-275
    5. Waltina Scheumann, Ilhan Sagsen, Ece Tereci
      Pages 301-312

About this book


Water is a strategic natural resource of vital importance to all nations. As such it has been the cause of several international disputes. For Turkey especially, water is crucial to social and economic development. Turkey’s current national water regime that emphasises water resources development and management for productive uses, however, faces growing environmental concerns and international criticism regarding transboundary water cooperation. Furthermore, EU accession requires Turkey to adopt an extensive and ambitious body of EU water law.  To understand Turkey’s position to international water law, the national policies and socio-economic circumstances that impact water resources management need to be considered. This book fills the existing knowledge gap through a broad perspective and analysis of the current state of Turkey’s water policy and its management of both national and transboundary waters. It is a unique undertaking that brings together Turkish and international authors, practitioners and academics, covering all aspects of water management.


environment transboundary water cooperation water economics water institutions water policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Annika Kramer
    • 1
  • Aysegul Kibaroglu
    • 2
  • Waltina Scheumann
    • 3
  1. 1.Adelphi Research GmbHBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Okan UniversityInternational Relations DepartmentIstanbulTurkey
  3. 3.Deutsches Institut für EntwicklungspolitBonnGermany

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