The procedures and principles regarding the identification and registration of conservation sites with the exemption of natural sites, immovable cultural properties to be protected of which defined at the article 3 and explained at the article 6 of the Law of the Conservation of Cultural and Natural Properties dated 21 July 1983 numbered 8263 are regulated by the regulation dated 13 March 2012.
The concepts of “Urban archaeological site”, “Street to be protected”, “Surrounding interactive areas” and “Archaeological site” have been defined unlike other regulation.
“Urban archaeological site” shall mean an area of which contains unban textures to be protected and constitutes an integrity with these features, along with archaeological sites. “Street to be protected” shall refer to an area in all kinds of structure style and texture-featured settlement in case where there are examples of civil architecture worthy of protection as a whole at the scale of the city block reflecting the integrity or street. “Surrounding interactive areas” shall mean an area directly affecting cultural and natural property to be protected and natural sites, showing integrity with conservation sites, in which streets, squares, building groups or the likes of them were previously in the boundaries of conservation sites and then removed from the boundaries of conservation sites or excluded from the boundaries of conservation sites, remaining between the areas of conservation sites, affecting directly conservation sites or that of which needed to be considered in the phase of the preparation of conservation plan. “Archaeological site” shall mean an area where man-made cultural and natural property converges as the product of various prehistoric to present civilisations, that is adequately defined by topography and homogenous, at the same time historically, archeologically, artistically, scientifically, socially or technically valuable, and exhibits partial structures.
According to the article 6 of this regulation, pursuant to article 7 of the Law of the Conservation of Cultural and Natural Properties numbered 2863, the views of the relevant institutions and organisations regarding the area subject to identification and of whose activities will be affected are obtained by the General Directorate and relevant Directorate of Regional Conservation Council. In case where the institutions and organisations of whose views are requested do not provide their views in forty five days, the works are completed directly by the Ministry.