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Mr. Mevlut AYDIN
Turkish National Committee, ICID (TUCID)
Director General
General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works (DSI)
Devlet Su Isleri Genel M'd'rl'g'
Devlet Mahallesi In'n' Bulvari No. 16
06100 Cankaya, Ankara

Tel : +90 312 454 50 00
Fax : +90 312 454 50 05
Email : mevlutaydin@dsi.gov.tr, tucid@dsi.gov.tr
Website : http://www.dsi.gov.tr


Mr. Ergun UZUCEK
Vice President
Turkish National Committee of ICID (TUCID)
Deputy Director General of DSI (State Hydraulic Works)
Devlet Su Isleri Genel Mudurlugu
Devlet Mahallesi Inonu Bulvari No:16
06100 Cankaya / Ankara

Tel : +90 312 454 50 10
Fax : +90 312 454 50 15
Email : ergunu@dsi.gov.tr


Secretary General
Turkish National Committee, ICID (TUCID)
Advisor of Foreign Relation Office of DSI
Devlet Mahallesi 'nönü Bulvar' NO:16 06100
Çankaya / ANKARA

Tel : +90 312 454 50 80
Fax : +90 312 454 50 85
Email : serpil.koylu@dsi.gov.tr


TUCID address
Devlet Mahallesi 'nönü Bulvar' NO:16 06100
Çankaya / ANKARA

Tel : +90 312 417 83 00
Fax : +90 312 425 20 59


Mr. Mevlut AYDIN
President, Turkish National Committee of ICID (TUCID)
Director General
General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works (DSI)
Devlet Su Isleri Genel M'd'rl'g'
Devlet Mahallesi In'n' Bulvari No. 16 06100 Cankaya

Tel : +90 312 454 50 00, +90 312 454 50 05
Email : mevlutaydin@dsi.gov.tr
Website : http://www.dsi.gov.tr


Dr. Huseyin GUNDOGDU
Vice President Hon., ICID
Mithatpasa Caddesi S.S Ozgoren
Apt. No:1103
35290, Guzelyali-Izmir

Tel : +90 532 4434891
Mob : :+90 532 4434891
Fax : +90 232 4353742
Email : huseyingundogdu.dsi@gmail.com, gundogduh@dsi.gov.tr


Ms. Ir. Aysen Pervin Gungor
Staff at Private Office at DG State Hydraulic Works

Tel : 00903124178300
Mob : 0090 533 6374046
Email : aysenpervin@yahoo.com, aygun@dsi.gov.tr

Member - PCTA


For Address See S.No. 1 Above.

Tel : 903124178300 (Ext.2035)
Fax : 903124252059
Email : serpil.koylu@dsi.gov.tr

Member - PFC


Dr. Aynur Fayrap
General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works

Tel : +90 312 4178300
Mob : +90 5327161887
Email : aynurf@dsi.gov.tr

Member - ASRWG, WG-ENV


Mrs. Remziye Yildiz GULAGACI
Civil Engineer
DS' 15. Region Directorate
Hamidiye, 63100/ 'ANLIURFA

Tel : 904143132910(2403)
Mob : 905326977853
Email : remziyey@dsi.gov.tr

Vice Chair - TF-VE


Mr. Hasan Basri Yuksel
Foreign Relations Office
General Directorate of DSI

Tel : +90 0312 454 50 86
Mob : +90 0312 454 50 85
Email : hasanbasri@dsi.gov.tr

Member - WG-CDTE, WG-IOA


Ms. Meral Çiçek
Design and Construction Department
Irrigation and Drainage Section

Email : meralc@dsi.gov.tr

Member - WG-M&R


Mr. Ömer Faruk Akbulut
For Address See S.No. 1 Above.

Email : ofa@dsi.gov.tr

Provisional Member - WG-SON-FARM


Dr. (Ms.) Bilge Omar
For Address See S.No. 1 Above.

Email : bilgeomar@dsi.gov.tr

Provisional Member - WG-SDRG


Mr. Ahmet Seren
For Address See S.No. 1 Above.

Email : aseren@dsi.gov.tr

Vice Chair - WG-IDM


Mr. Yalçin Dalgin
For Address See S.No. 1 Above.

Email : yalcinda@dsi.gov.tr

Provisional Member - WG-WATS


Mr. Ahmet SEREN
Manager of Irrigation and Drainage Section
Operation " Maintenance Department
General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works

Tel : 0 (312) 4544720
Fax : 0 (312) 4544705
Email : aseren@dsi.gov.tr

Vice Chair - WG-IDM


Dr. Hakan AKSU
Turkish National Committee, ICID (TUCID)

Email : hakana@dsi.gov.tr

Young Professional - WG-MWSCD


Ms. Dilek Demirel Yaz'c'
Climate Change Adaptation Unit
Investigation, Planning and Allocation Department
General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works

Tel : +90 312 454 52 94
Fax : +90 312 454 52 04
Email : dilekdemirel@dsi.gov.tr

Provisional Member - WG-CLIMATE

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Turkey occupies a total area of about 783 560 km2 of which approximately 10 400 km2 are inland lakes. It forms the bridge between Europe and Asia, with about 3 percent of its land in Europe (Thrace) and the rest in Asia (Anatolia). It is bordered by Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and the Islamic Republic of Iran in the east, by the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq and the Syrian Arab Republic in the southeast, by the Mediterranean and Aegean Sea in the south and west, by Bulgaria and Greece in the northwest, and finally by the Black Sea in the north. The total coastline is over 10 000 km, compared to a total land border with other countries of about 2 950 km in length.

The cultivated area of 26.6 million ha covers one-third of the total area of the country, of which about 10 percent is occupied by permanent crops, mainly vineyards, fruit trees and olives.


Turkey has four seasons, but the climate varies widely across the country. Turkey experiences both maritime and continental weather patterns which, combined with its highly varied topography, cause extreme geoclimatic diversity. The Black Sea region in the north receives rain throughout the year and has both mild summers and mild winters. The southern coastal Mediterranean region is regarded as subtropical, characterized by hot, dry summers and mild, rainy winters. The Aegean region (Western Anatolia) has mountains which run roughly east to west (i.e. perpendicular to the coast) and which are interspersed with grassy floodplains. This region also has a Mediterranean type of climate with hot, dry summers and mild winters. Central Anatolia is a vast high plateau with an average altitude of 1 132 meters above sea level and a semi-arid continental climate with hot and dry summers and cold winters.

The average annual temperature is 18-20 °C on the south coast, falling to 14-15 °C on the west coast, and fluctuates between 4 and 19 °C in the interior regions, depending on the distance from the sea and the altitude.

The average annual rainfall in Turkey is about 643 mm, with significant spatial and temporal fluctuations. Rainfall is scarce during the growing season in normal years in most parts of Turkey. Overall, the western and southern coastal regions receive 800-1 000 mm of rainfall per year. The northern coastal zone (the Black Sea region) receives the highest annual rainfall (1 260–2 500 mm). Central Anatolia receives the lowest rainfall (200-600 mm) which, combined with high temperatures and high evaporation rates, causes drought during the summer months. Evaporation and/or evapotranspiration rates are high particularly in the southeast region, which receives almost no rainfall during the summer, and can reach more than 2 000 mm/year. The southeast region records very low humidity levels, while the coastal regions have quite high levels, in line with precipitation rates.

Snow can be seen almost everywhere in Turkey, but the number of snowy days and the period covered by snow differ from region to region. There is one or less snowy day in the Mediterranean and Aegean regions, whereas in parts of eastern Anatolia there can be up to 120 days of snow. On the high mountains, snow cover can be seen throughout the year, which melts slowly.


The population of Turkey is 73.2 million (2005) with an average annual population growth rate of 1.4 percent whereas it was almost 2 percent per year in the previous decade. Population density is 93.4 inhabitants/km2. The rural population declined from 41 percent in 1990 to 33 percent in 2005. In 2006, about 98 and 96 percent of the urban and 95 and 72 percent of the rural population have access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation respectively.

Economy, agriculture and food security

In 2006 the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was US$402.7 billion, and agriculture contributed almost 10 percent of GDP. The economically active population is about 35.2 million (2005) of which 61 percent is male and 39 percent female. In agriculture, 15 million inhabitants are economically active of which 35 percent is male and 65 percent female. The unemployment rate in 2005 was around 9 percent. In 2002 an estimated 1 515 adults in Turkey were infected by HIV, but data on its impact on the labour force are not available.

Turkey is a major agricultural producer. Wheat is the staple food crop with a share of 67 percent in total grain production. The principal agricultural exports are field crops, industrial crops, fruit, vegetables, and small livestock. The share of crop production in total agricultural production is 73.5 percent.

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