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  • the lakes and streams

    Türkiye is lush with lakes, streams, and wetlands, which keep the land fertile and fresh. Snow melts off the high mountains and rushes down to the many valleys and gorges in Anatolia, and feeds into freshwater lakes. Some of Türkiye’s lakes were formed by craters and ancient volcanoes. Eastern Anatolia and the northern part of the Taurus Mountains, known as the Lake Region, contain the highest number of lakes in the country. The largest lake in Türkiye is Lake Van, in the country’s southeast.

    Lakes in Türkiye:

    Acıgöl (Afyon and Denizli), Bafa (Aydın and Muğla), Eber (Afyon), Köyceğiz (Muğla), Abant (Bolu), Karagöl (Artvin), Yedigöller (Bolu), Akşehir (Konya and Afyon), Beyşehir (Konya and Isparta), Gavur (Konya), Meke (Konya), Tuz (Salt (Konya), Çıldır (Ardahan and Kars), Nemrut (Bitlis), Van (Van and Bitlis), İznik (Bursa), Kuş (Bird) (Balıkesir), Sapanca (Sakarya), Uluabat (Bursa), Burdur (Burdur), Eğirdir (Isparta), Karataş (Burdur), Kovada (Isparta), Salda (Burdur).