The purpose of this study is to investigate the tourism policies of Turkey in the period of planned
development which started in 1963. It is a descriptive study in terms of purpose and a qualitative
study in terms of data. The data were obtained from secondary sources and analyzed using
descriptive analysis technique. According to the five-year development plans and the Tourism
Strategy of Turkey 2023 document, Turkey's tourism policies have been created economically. In
particular, the first four plans have often emphasized the economic orientation of tourism and
mass tourism. The fifth plan highlighted the diversification of tourism, while the sixth plan
highlighted the participation of the local community in tourism. The seventh plan aims to meet the
expectations of local people and tourists with a competitive and productive tourism economy. The
eighth, ninth and tenth plans have emphasized that the investments paying attention to physical
and cultural environment should be supported for spread of tourism all over the country and year.
Moreover, in the last three development plans and Tourism Strategy of Turkey-2023 document,
the participation of different stakeholders in decision mechanisms and focusing on the tourism
types generating more tourism revenue policies have been adopted.