REPUBLIC OF TURKEY MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND TOURISM

Samsun - Haciosman Nature Reserve

Location: The forest is in Cinarli, in the Carsamba district of Samsun in the Central Black Sea region, lying 8km east of Samsun.

Transportation: The forest can be reached via the Samsun-Carsamba state highway.

Highlights: The forest ecosystem here is a rare one, and the most common species are ash, oak, walnut and silver birch. Because of the nourishment qualities of the area, there are also many species of animals inhabiting the forest, which include mole, turtle and grey heron. In order to protect and preserve the area, the 86 hectares were given official natural protection in 1987.