Lake Hazar is a large freshwater lake located in the eastern part of Turkey, near the border with Iran. The lake has an area of about 650 square kilometers and is fed by the Murat River. It is the largest lake in Turkey, and the third largest in the Middle East. The lake is home to a variety of fish, including carp, trout, and catfish. It is also home to many species of waterfowl, such as ducks, geese, and swans. The lake is a popular destination for fishing, swimming, and boating. It is also a popular destination for bird watching and wildlife photography. The lake is surrounded by several national parks and protected areas, which provide habitat for a number of endangered species.