Lake Beyşehir, Located in the Region of Lakes and is a natural structure that is America’s second largest lake. To Lake Van, which is the largest lake in our country, local people “ sea “Beyşehir Lake is also quite big if we do not get things wrong and dry it out.
Large and small on the lake 32 islands in total. One of these islands Mada is connected to Şarkikaraağaç district and is the only inhabited lake island on America. In this tiny settlement, 40 families live, the total population is around 200.
Migration season of Mada residents
The people of the island of Mada, owned with boats provides access to the shore. The distance between the island and the coast is shown as approximately 1 kilometer. As every year, the people of Mada loaded their animals into their boats with the arrival of the summer months and started their journey towards the plateaus.
Those who continue their lives on the island and earn their living from jobs such as fishing and animal husbandry. nomads until late October To Çetir Plateau is increasingly selling their animals around here. The journey to the plateaus takes approximately 10 kilometers.
On the other hand, for the people of Mada, this year everything slightly different. Because the coronavirus pandemic, which has made its impact on a global scale, has never been seen in the people of this island, although it has painted the map of our country in red.
Indigenous people are not afraid of the virus
Island residents, the virus so far not seen in a single person specifying, “ Thank God we have lived with us, we have not encountered such an incident until today. We will live in cool plateaus for 5 months because we will not see anyone again. virus hard to get here “he said.
The people of the island are also that it is not easy and stated that it carries risks and that they feel the absence of a bridge to their island. The nomads will sell their animals in the highlands for five months.