Lake Turna

Coordinates: 38°28′09″N 43°36′20″E / 38.46929°N 43.6055°E / 38.46929; 43.6055
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Lake Turna
Lake Turna is located in Turkey
Lake Turna
Lake Turna
Locationİpekyolu, Van Province
Coordinates38°28′09″N 43°36′20″E / 38.46929°N 43.6055°E / 38.46929; 43.6055
Lake typeReservoir
Basin countriesTurkey
Surface area7 km2
Surface elevation2.547 m (8 ft 4.3 in)

Lake Turna (Turkish: Turna Gölü); is a lake in the İpekyolu district of Van province. It is located at the eastern foot of Erek mountain.[1]


The lake was created for irrigation purposes, people in the time of Urartians. King of Urartu II. During the time of Rusa (685-645 BC), a dam lake was created by closing the front of a small stream with two embanks. During the Urartians, water channels were built in the mountain and the Van plain was watered. It was also used as drinking water.[2]


  1. ^ "Erek dağı ve Turna gölü(PDF)" (PDF) (in Turkish). October 1, 2023.
  2. ^ "Çevreci barajlara geçmişten bir örnek: Turna(Keşiş) Gölü(PDF)" (in Turkish). September 14, 2011.