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Lake Van in Turkey is full of salt and sodium and unfit to drink. Here you can clearly see the bands of soda and salt in the water. The lake water is very alkaline (pH 9.79.8) & high in sodium carbonate and other salts, which are extracted by evaporation and made into detergents. Lake Van is the largest lake in Turkey and situated in the far east of the country. Taken from the Adilcevaz Citidel. The minaret in the fg below is at the entrance to the town's cemetery, which is below the cliff at right.

Here is a satellite view:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Van

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