MIGRATION-REFUGEES AND OPEN-GREEN SPACES: KILIS CASE, TURKEY


Demiroglu D., Coban A., Karadag A. A. , Cengiz A. E.

JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND ECOLOGY, cilt.20, ss.1282-1291, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 20 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND ECOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1282-1291

Özet

Today most important migration movement is taking place in Syria due to the civil war. Most of the Syrian asylum-seekers have sought refuge in Turkey. The migration has led to many problems in the areas such as physical, social, cultural and economical in the country. One of these areas is urban open and green spaces. This research was conducted in Kilis city in Turkey as one of the the most affected places by this mass migration.The quantitative characteristics of the open and green areas in the study area were evaluated on the basis of legal standards and social sustainability. The findings show that the existing open and green spaces in the study area are insufficient in terms of social integration against the increasing population. As a result, open and green spaces, especially in the settlements located at the border, should be planned and designed taking into consideration the migration situation.