One of the two origins of the Euphrates is the long river known as the Western Euphrates or Karasu Stream, which is located in eastern Turkey. It is roughly 450 kilometres long. The river drains the plains around the city of Erzurum and has its source on the Dumlu Da in Erzurum Province. The Serçeme River joins it, and it then runs west through the province of Erzincan before turning south and then west and receiving the tributary Tuzla Su. It joins the Gönye River between Erzincan and Kemah and travels through a stony gorge.
It receives its final tributary, the “alt” “ay,” near the tiny village of Kemaliye before abruptly turning southeast to run through a significant gorge into the Keban Dam Lake on the Euphrates. Ten kilometres above the site of the dam and thirteen kilometres above the town of Keban, the Karasu River joined the Murat River before the Keban Dam was built.
Autumn has arrived, and the Karasu Stream, which runs through the cities of Mardin and Diyarbakr, has displayed its natural beauty. The Karasu Stream, which is within the boundaries of the cities of Mardin and Diyarbakr, continues to appear in the autumn months in the same way that it fascinates its visitors in the summer.
The natural beauty of Karasu Stream, which took on hues of yellow, brown, and green, inspired postcard photos. Visitors can take in the splendour at Karasu Stream, where the autumnal hues are protected and the tree leaves are dried and thrown away. Salih Baran said,
“We like to be alone with nature, so we chose this place, people do not visit much. We are studying at Dicle University, we wanted to come here after the exam. I and I came with a friend, and he’s enjoying nature right now. The beauty of autumn is really wonderful leaves yellowing, all sides are tremendously beautiful. We came here in the summer. Right now, the waterfall is flowing fast due to rains. In spring and autumn, these places are very beautiful. This is the third time we have come here, spring, summer, autumn. We plan to come in the winter months if we can. I advise citizens to come here, but there is garbage everywhere. Let them pay some attention to the fact that we are a part of nature. We should not pollute nature.”