REPUBLIC OF TURKEY MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND TOURISM

Sinop - Sarikum Nature Reserve

Location: The area is in Abali village, near merkez in the province of Sinop, in the western Black Sea region.

Transportation: The area can be accessed off the Sinop-Istanbul state highway, 17km west of Sinop.

Highlights: The 78 hectares of the area are situated in a combination of sea, sand, lake and forest. There are many species of water birds and birds of prey, and animals like roe deer, lynx, bustard and swan. There is a dense presence of the wild colt plant, and species of trees also include beech, horn-beam and oak, a rare combination, plus a pure ash forest.