Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science (MS)
Department / School
In the time of the Seljuk Turks and the Ottoman Empire, the majority of the roads were built for the purpose of the major military campaigns. Later, the discovery of the ocean rout via the Cape of Good Hope caused the old caravan routes to be neglected; and consequently, the roads of Turkey were allowed to deteriorate. With the development of express highways and modern commercial vehicles, Turkey has now entered an era in which road transport is again in a position to compete even with sea transportation. Turkey, therefore, will play once again an important part internationally and this fact has been taken into account in the present planning of her national highways, for they will also serve as international traffic arteries. The following pages present Turkish highway policy with its complete details in this new highway era and criticize it from administrative, technical and economical points of view.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Roads -- Turkey
Traffic regulations -- Turkey
Includes bibliographical references
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
Tasangil, Orhan, "A Study on Turkish Highways" (1958). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2539.