Turkey's Ministry of Culture and Tourism, put "non-registered" immovable properties including public beaches out to tender to build 5-star luxury hotels. After being given to domestic and foreign hotel owners, the beaches will be closed to public use at least for 49 years.
According to Erdoğan Süzer from Sözcü daily, in Antalya's touristic places, Çamyuva, Göynük, and Tekirova, lands owned by the state will be allocated to investors who want to build 5-star and 500-thousand-bed hotels.
The state-owned lands will also be allocated to the investors in Bodrum and Sakarya.
It is reported that three areas for which the Ministry opened tenders to allocate to 5-star hotels are "non-registered immovable properties under the provision and disposition of the state”.