Registration of foundation properties - cultural asset on behalf of their own fused foundations


SURVEY REVIEW, cilt.48, ss.110-120, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 48 Konu: 347
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1179/1752270615y.0000000001
  • Dergi Adı: SURVEY REVIEW
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.110-120


The Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage for protecting cultural assets and handing them down to future generations was adopted in 1972 by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). This convention was adopted by Turkey in 1983. This regulation has a noteworthy principle, which states that the cultural assets are not only the properties of the countries in which they are located in but also of mankind. The regulation stipulates national/international protection of cultural assets and handing them down to future generations. For this purpose, law 2863 was enacted in 1983. In Turkey, there are 96 000 registered cultural assets, 19 825 of which are managed by the General Directorate of Foundations (GDF). The GDF conducts restoration of cultural assets and handing them down to future generations in a very efficient way. Today, there are more than 40 000 fused (mazbut in Turkish) foundations and around 80 000 foundation properties in Turkey, 19 825 of which are foundation cultural assets. It became possible to increase the number of these foundation cultural assets by article 30 of Foundations Law 5737, which came into force in 2008. In other words, this article allows properties, which were first built by foundations, registered as cultural assets, and came into the possession of the Treasury, Municipality, Special Administration or Village Legal Entities to be registered at fused foundations. The aim of this study was to reveal reregistration process of properties, which are protected by national and international legislation and registered as cultural assets, in order to protect, utilise and improve them in the name of the foundations. In this study, the subject will be explored by describing the process steps, providing workflow diagrams using current applications, and giving examples from original documents.