In this study, reflection of geographical structure on folk culture has been
investigated in Çarşamba poems in a folkloric aspect. During the investigation,
considerable information has been gathered from local performer of Ministry
of Culture and Tourism Turkish Folk Music Department, folk poet, researcher,
songwriter, and composer. Besides, ballads, which are composed poems in TRT
Turkish Folk Music Repertoires, have been analyzed. Lots of folk quatrains have been
collected from the visited villages, using interview and recording techniques.The
poems have been examined in terms of their poetical structures, stories, and themes.
All in all, it is possible to see the river theme generally on all the poems that have been
examined. Therfore, the rivers are significant for Çarşamba society. It is thought that;
this paper will help same investigations which to be done.