National Geographic : 1939 Jan
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE it louglas L~nanaler NEW DAM AND LAKE GIVE ANKARA WATER AND COAX THE DESERT INTO BLOOM Eight miles from the capital, at Cubuk, Turkish engineers completed the huge reservoir in 1935. Favored by three and a half years of pleasant climate and encouraged by constant watering, thousands of acacia saplings flourish on the once-barren slopes around the lake and below the dam. On hillsides holes were blasted out of solid rock and filled with dirt to support the roots of the young trees. So popular is the project with visitors that the restaurant (right center) has been outgrown and an addition soon will be erected. The basin at the foot of the dam will be the swimming pool. () Kurt and Margot Lubinski TO HELP HIM THINK LIKE A EUROPEAN, THE TURK DRESSES LIKE ONE Even at a morning function in Ankara, full dress and a silk hat are official, but black vests are worn in daytime. Turkish deputies here leave the Grand National Assembly after an afternoon reception.