Sites - Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)
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36o 50.00' East 37o 18.00' North
Year of IBA assessment
Doga Dernegi (Partner Designate)
Site description The site lies south of the town of Türkoðlu in the Saðlýk plain, and comprises a complex of fields and small reedbeds (Phragmites) inundated during the winter but largely dry and cultivated during the summer. The area is fed by springs and streams. Rice-fields adjoin the lake to the north-east; a railway and motorway pass to the west.
Key Biodiversity Prior to drainage the site held enormous numbers of passage waterbirds.