Walled Towns As Defensive Cultural Landscapes: A Case Study Of Alanya – A Walled Town In Turkey
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B. Tülek, M. Atik
Walled towns have been influenced by the natural features that surround them but also by the cultures that inherit and shape the landscape. Understanding walled towns with heritage and cultural landscape value is important for their integrated management and protection. The aim of this paper is to evaluate Alanya Walled Town, Turkey with ecological, cultural, economic and social dimensions and to discuss how such defensive foundations can be analysed in a systematic and multidimensional way as a heritage landscape but also as a historic settlement.
walled towns, heritage, conservation, European Walled Towns (EWT), Alanya Castle