Political economy and political ecology of the Turkish section of Asi River basin
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CitationTurhan, E., and A. Kibaroglu, (2016). Political Economy and Political Ecology of the Turkish Section of Asi River Basin, in Water Resources Management in the Lower Asi-Orontes River Basin: Issues and Opportunities, Geneva: Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies; Istanbul: MEF University, p. 19–30.
The Turkish section of the Asi River Basin is a historically contested territorywith not only a rich cultural/historical heritage and rapidly changing populationdynamics but also a region with a high value-added agricultural production. Hatay– the city where Asi River enters Turkey – is surrounded by the Syrian border toits east and the Mediterranean Sea to its west while also forming the southernmostpart of Turkey. This study focuses on the political economy/political ecology of theTurkish section of the Asi River Basin with a focus on population, economy, governance and agriculture as the key sector in the region vis-à-vis the Asi as a localsocio-ecological metabolism.