Abstract: Regional policies which have gained importance in 80s by globalization and the local dynamics brought about by globalization have also been stimulated over time by structural funds provided by the European Union. This situation has led regional policies to gain importance in EU members and also the candidate countries of EU and it has accelerated the installation of Regional Development Agencies as an instrument of regional policies. It has become mandatory for Turkey to revise again the regional policies which have been implemented since the planned period as a result of Turkeys EU accession process. Release of deductive policies and adopting inductive policies in Turkey has become a requirement with the EU integration process as well as the establishment of Regional Development Agencies.
Mustafa Gorun and Filiz Emini, 2010. The Effects of Integration Process with the European Union on Turkeys Regional Policies and Regional Development Agencies. The Social Sciences, 5: 421-428.