Central Anatolia is a region of Turkey. It occupies country's central plateau, which is mostly a steppe.
Tuz Gölü (literally Salt Lake) is located in the very centre of Central Anatolia, between Ankara
, and Aksaray
, and is Turkey's second largest lake after Lake Van
, although only about 2 (yes, two) meters deep at most. During summer months, it literally evaporates and leaves behind a flat and completely white landscape, just like a salt desert.
Desert — while vast steppe landscapes that are yellow in summer as far as eye Can
see can satisfy most travellers, those yearning for a true patch of desert should check out Karapınar, an almost totally deserted town on the edge of a sand desert (with dunes and all) some 170 km southeast of Konya.