Turkey is a developing country where industrial and urban developments mostly occur in coastal areas. Besides the present pollution loads, newly developed tourist areas and industries, through increased input of wastes, further stress the coasts of Turkey. In this study, the state of sewerage systems, treatment plants and sea outfalls in Turkish coasts were investigated. The pollution problems should be considered differently from region to region. Development of coastal areas appeared to be partially tourist and partially industrial in nature. Because of this fact, problems from different coastal areas were discussed in different projects and solutions were recommended.

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