SWIMMING IN DAMS AND LAKES IS DANGEROUS AND FORBIDDEN!

24.07.2019

Entering dams and lakes for swimming purposes is dangerous and prohibited for life safety.                

Lakes and dams, fresh water resources and having low buoyancy, should not be used for swimming also just in case for cooling.

Unfortunately, in summer months not only in Istanbul but also in some cities of our country we experience tragic loss because of having swim in dams and lakes. Although respective local administrations warn, mentioned cases are ongoing.

Total length of water resources in Istanbul is 681.452 and it is not possible to surround such a pastoral area and monitor every point of it instantly.

In order to prevent unfortunate events, people in Istanbul, especially parents should be more sensitive and careful in subject not to enter the lakes and not use for them swimming.

Respectfully announced to the public.