Violation of housing rights via state: as a case of Aktaş neighbourhood, Altındağ

Danışan, Esengül
Housing policy has always been a critical issue of urbanisation in the history of Turkey. Different time periods, different housing provisions emerged and also different agents have played role in housing market. Moreover, the urban poor have found the solution in illegal houses, and the way people and authorities approach to these illegal houses called ‘gecekondu’ have changed from time to time. Generally, the main intention is to get rid of these ‘gecekondu’ settlements either by improving or transforming them. In this thesis, different agents’ implementation principles on ‘gecekondu’ transformation are discussed, and an analysis of losers and winners of ‘gecekondu’ transformations has been made. ‘Gecekondu’ transformation implementer ‘yap-satçı’, which largely dominated the transformations in ‘gecekondu’ settlements in 1980s-1990s, and HDA (Housing Development Administration), which has played the major role in ‘gecekondu’ transformation projects since 2000s through legal arrangements, are chosen for comparing. Furthermore, urban rent transfer which emerged after ‘gecekondu’ transformation differ with respect to the active agent depending on this transfer outcomes of ‘gecekondu’ transformation. The main aim of this thesis is to discuss these differences in a historical context.
Citation Formats
E. Danışan, “Violation of housing rights via state: as a case of Aktaş neighbourhood, Altındağ,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2012.