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Kirkpinar Oil Wrestling

My guide Last update 1 year ago
According to legend, two soldiers in 1361 wrestled to entertain their comrades until they both deceased of exhaustion. When they buried their buddies, 40 springs spontaneously spouted from the ground. Every year in the last week of June, they honour the world's oldest oil wrestling tournament held in Kirkpinar (it means 40 springs). With leather pants the wrestlers make their way toward the cans of olive oil, which makes them slippery and more difficult to handle for the opponent.
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Date
Monday 20 July 2015
t/m Sunday 26 July 2015
Address
Kirkpinar
Bus
Esenler Otogar

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