News > Turkey's Lake Tuz dries up due to climate change, farming

Turkey's Lake Tuz dries up due to climate change, farming

The Hindu | 28/10/2021 04:01 PM | Click to read full article

The 1,665 square kilometres (643 square miles) lake — Turkey’s second-largest lake and home to several bird species — has entirely receded this year.

Experts say Lake Tuz (Salt Lake in Turkish) is a victim of climate change-induced drought, which has hit the region hard, and decades of harmful agricultural policies that have exhausted the underground water supply.