The river flows through a gorge east of the village of Köklüce ( formerly Ölbüş ) in the district of Gerger.
In 1954, three Germans from Ulm, Hans Seefeld, Heinz Sokoll and Egon Kuhn, paddled their kayaks down this stretch of water. Perhaps inspired by the journey of compatriot Oskar Speck, their mission was to journey to Australia to see the Melbourne Olympics of 1956.
View downstream to the south.
... This area is at the upper reaches of the lake formed behind the Atatürk Dam.
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The Euphrates near Köklüce
8 September 1990
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