Rivers of Turkey

Rivers of Turkey can be divided into several groups depending on where they flow.

Flow into the Black Sea


  • Mutludere (also known as Rezovo) flows from Turkey into Bulgaria. 112 km.
  • Veleka flows into Bulgaria and then into the Black Sea. 147 km (25 km in Turkey)


  • Kızılırmak 'Red River' is the longest river in Turkey, also known as the Halys River. 1,350 km
    • Delice River - tributary
    • Devrez River - tributary
    • Gök River - tributary (also known as Gökırmak and in Classical times, Amnias)

Flow into the Marmara Sea

Flow into the Aegean Sea


  • Meriç (Maritsa or Evros) is in the European section of Turkey and has its source in Bulgaria. It is 480 km long.
    • Tunca is a 350 km tributary in Bulgaria
    • Ergene is a tributary inside of Turkey.


Flow into the Mediterranean Sea

Flow into the Persian Gulf

Flow into the Caspian Sea


See also

Turkey portal
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