Ankara University

Status Public University

Telephone 90 (312) 212 60 40



Address Dögol Caddesi , 06100, Ankara, , Turkey

Contact person Erkan İbiş  (Rector )

Contact person Ayhan Elmalı  (Vice Rector)

Personnel Berahitdin Albayrak, Kasım KARAKÜTÜK, Serpil Güner, Gülşen Kapucu,

Departments Department of Geography ,

Academic programs Geology , Physical Geography of Turkey , Soil Geography , Dynamic Climatology , Natural Disasters and Management , Soil Erosion and Preservation , Sustainable Tourism Planning , Palaeogeography , Seminars in Physical Geography , Human and Environment , Environmental Impact Assessment , Management of Ecosystem ,


Mehmet Somuncu

Hakan Yigitbasioglu

Erkan Yılmaz


Somuncu M., (2004) Balancing protection and utilization in overcoming inaccessibility: A rural development model in a mountainous area of Turkey. Mountain Research and Development, vol: 24, 307-311

Somuncu M., (2011) Sustainable development in the Eastern Black Sea mountains: Present state and perspectives. Sustainable development in Mountain Regions: Southeastern Europe, Springer Netherlands, Sofia, 215-225

Somuncu M., (2011) The Eastern Black Sea Regional Development Plan (DOKAP) and Sustainable Mountain Development. Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions: Southeastern Europe, Springer, Sofia, 299-306

Yigitbasioglu H., (2009) Integrating Palaeoecological and Archaeo-Historical records: Land useand Landscape change in Cappadocia (central Turkey) since late Antiquity. ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE COUNTRYSIDE IN MEDIEVAL ANATOLIA, 45-69

Somuncu M., (2016) Tourism and the Commodification of Cultural Heritage in the Eastern Black Sea Mountains, Turkey. Sustainable Mountain Regions: Challenges and Perspectives in Southeastern Europe, Springer International Publishing, Ankara, 243-255

Somuncu M., (2007) Sustainable Tourism in the Kaçkar Mountains National Park, Turkey.

Somuncu M., (2006) Achieving Universal Primary Education in Mountains. Mountain Research and Development, vol: 26, 20-23

Somuncu M., (2015) Folk music, local dances and summer pasture festivals in rural areas of the Eastern Black Sea Region, Turkey. Journal of Geographical Sciences, vol: 13, 79-92