Sustainable Conservation of Vernacular Heritage Domed Houses in Karaköy (Şanlıurfa, Suruç), Turkey


This paper attempts to define in situ conservation–development strategies for sustainability of vernacular architectural heritage composed of domed houses dated approximately seven–thousand years in Karaköy (Qere) Village (Suruç, Şanlıurfa Province) in southeastern Anatolia region of Turkey in terms of conservation–development of cultural identity and heritage values. It is considered that this paper tries to contribute the literature on architectural and rural planning concerning vernacular architectural heritage and also the preparing of planning–implementation studies and also architectural design projects relating conservation–development strategies to the future.