Continuity and change of the urban character of Sinop

Can Çetin, Burcu
This thesis attemps to examine the continuity and change in the physical character of Anatolian city which have crucial impacts on conservation of cultural values of town. From the mid-nineteenth century to the present time; decline of Ottoman Empire, establishment of Turkish Republic with new regime, wars in National Struggle, natural disasters, the policies of both central and local authorities, new regulations for urban planning and conservation are the reasons determined as major causes for the continuity and the change of historic urban character of towns. Sinop, which was one of Ottoman port city having commercial and military function, is representative of the towns in which the big changes are observed. Therefore, in this thesis Sinop is chosen as a case study. It is aimed to see the reasons and results of continuity and change in its physical character, how they take place in city and the values which heve been lost are analyzed.


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Citation Formats
B. Can Çetin, “Continuity and change of the urban character of Sinop,” M.Arch. - Master of Architecture, Middle East Technical University, 2011.