Edirne 25 Kasım Şehir Stadyumu|Edirne, Turkey | Map
Understand what constitutes a win
Most of us aren’t well-versed in oil wrestling so just know that a win comes in one of three forms: pinning your opponent’s shoulders to the ground simultaneously, carrying him above your shoulders three steps, or having your kisbet torn.
Check out the Kirkpinar Museum
You’ll find wrestling relics from centuries past. You’ll learn that the kisbet leather shorts are meant to emulate the costume of the elite band of Ottoman imperial bodyguards from yesteryear.
Take a tour
Edirne is home to three elegant mosques, all within a 5-minute walk of each other. The Selimiye mosque, designed by Mimar Sinan, rivals Istanbul’s Blue Mosque as the most respected mosque architecture in Turkey.