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Turkey Festivals 2017 - 2018 Calendar

Contemporary Istanbul İstanbul, Turkey
Mevlana Whirling Dervishes (Mevlâna Anma Törenleri) Konya, Turkey
Ephesus Music Festival Kusadasi, Turkey
Magic Break Alanya, Turkey
Electropol Festival Istanbul İstanbul, Turkey
Cappadox Kapadokya, Turkey
Turkey Choirs Festival Ankara, Turkey
Life in Color İzmir, Turkey
İKSV İstanbul Caz Festivali İstanbul, Turkey
Cappadocia Music Festival Ürgüp, Turkey
Uluslararası Gümüşlük Klasik Müzik Festivali Bodrum, Turkey
Rock Off Istanbul İstanbul, Turkey
SunSplash Music Festival Bodrum, Turkey
Lycia Music Festival Kemer, Turkey

The Turkey Festival Scene

Turkey’s storied line of festivals dates back to the almost ancient years of the Ottoman Empire. The Turks love a good spectacle. Every year, they suit up camels in ornate cloth, set a pair into a ring and let them run wild on each other, brother. At Yağlı Güreş, men oil up and engage in testosterone fueled wrestling competitions for the alpha male status. They, like many of their Middle Eastern neighbors celebrate the Mevlana Festival with Whirling Dervishes. It’s an amazing sight. Men spin tightly for minutes as their unique attire flares into diameters of swirling circles.