Conservation history of cultural heritage in Kaleiçi district in Antalya (from the 20th century to present day) /

Çelik Başok, Gülşah
Historical urban sites are outputs of physical formation of the various social, cultural, economical and political relations in the urban space. During conservation of the historical urban sites, site should be handled as a historical and cultural whole. In this context, before conservation studies and during the process of producing conservation decisions, handling only the present physical situation of the historical urban fabric and generating decisions only on physical structure is not sufficient for an effective conservation. Present situation of the site, and relation with its past should be presented from the point of change or sustainability with its causes. This thesis discusses the conservation history of archeological and architectural heritage in Antalya Kaleiçi District in the context of historical urban conservation. Objective of this discussion is to emphasize necessity of a research similar to the one in this thesis before taking conservation decisions in historical urban sites. Discussed period comprises process, which starts with postwar period after the World War I and continues until year 2016. This period is discussed by separating to some important dates that majorly effect the change of Antalya/Kaleiçi District and accepted as breaking points.