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The effectiveness of Turkish Coastal Legislation in ensuring the protection-utilization balance
This study focuses on the consequences of the legal arrangements related to coastal areas. usage decisions. It has been emphasized that planning of the coastal areas should be performed sensitive to the environment, providing a protection utilization balance between different purposes, considering public participation, protecting the historical and cultural heritage, and taking care of natural values and environmental dynamism. The rational use of the coastal areas is a very important contribution to the country.s economy. It has been definately seen that the rational use of the coastal areas will highly be important contribution to the country. s economy by the literature review being done. The research data collected from other master and doctorate thesis relevant to costs has been performed in this manner. The thesis researched for this study have been grouped into according to coastal use, coastal legislation, coastal planning and tourism affects. The analysis section of the thesis formed by consisting different methods such as selection of sample case areas, examination of the thesis subject in a critisizable manner or comparing the coastal management with similar practices abroad. An examination of the responsibilities and objectives of the institutions and organizations regarding coastal areas showed us that coastal areas should be managed by the integrated coastal management approach. This conclusion is reached through the analysis of five court cases. Also, this is the first study performed by the evaluation of the sample court cases regarding to coasts.