Current Trends in Natural Sciences, cilt.7, ss.88-92, 2018 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri)
Rural settlements are common in countries with economies largely dependent on agriculture and in countries where
much of the population is employed in agricultural sector. Such settlements are also quite common in Turkey. Legal
regulations on settlement-structuring are practiced exactly in the same fashion throughout the country in Turkey. Social,
economic, geographical and environmental issues are not considered. Low life standards in villages due to insufficient
social and technical infrastructure force rural people to migrate cities. The migration from rural to urban has still ongoing since 1950s. Certain infrastructural services should be provided to rural settlements to keep them alive and allow
them to perform functions and activities expected from them. Basic infrastructural services should be provided to rural
people in order to let them to serve for the development of the country in concert with the other sections of the country.
In this study, current status of rural settlements of Turkey was assessed, potential problems were identified and solutions
were proposed for such problems.