REPUBLIC OF TURKEY MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND TOURISM

The Purposes for Usage of the Caves

The formation and development properties and the climatic condition of a cave determines the purpose of usage of that particular cave. The common usage fields of the caves are as follows:

* Tourism

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Natural deep freeze deputing

* Preservation and maturation of animal based products (Water pipe cheese, butter, etc. )

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Cultural mushroom growth

* Respiratory system diseases

* Storage of liquidified gas, natural gas and fuel oil

* Shelter and refuge for military purposes

* Guano production

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Placer mineral inference

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Determination of underground water basins and taking these water to surface

* Determination of the pollution focuses of spring waters and preservation methods

*Determination of regional geological, geomorphologic, hydrological, hydro geological, anthropological and paleo ecological properties.