Taurus Mountains (Arabic,جبال طوروس, Turkish: Toros Dağları) are a mountain range in southern Turkey, from which the Euphrates (Turkish: Fırat) and Tigris (Turkish: Dicle) descend into Syria and Iraq. The Manavgat River originates on its southern slopes.
The system extends along a curve from Lake Eğirdir in the west to the upper reaches of the Euphrates and Tigris in the east. It has many peaks rising above 10,000–12,000 ft (3,000–3,700 m), with the highest point being the Demirkazık summit in the region known as Aladağlar, at 3,756 meters (12,322 ft.) high. Another notable peak is Medetsiz (3,524 m/11,561 ft) in the Bolkar Dağları section.
It divides the Mediterranean region of southern Turkey from the central Anatolian plateau.
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