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Turkey Festivals 2018 - 2019 Calendar

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Turkey Choirs Festival Ankara, Turkey
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Cappadox Göreme Belediyesi/Nevşehir Merkez, Turkey
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İKSV İstanbul Caz Festivali İstanbul, Turkey
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Kirkpinar Oil Wrestling Festival (Kırkpınar Yağlı Güreşleri) Edirne, Turkey
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kaZantip Kemer, Turkey
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Uluslararası Gümüşlük Klasik Müzik Festivali Bodrum, Turkey
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Chill-Out Festival İstanbul, Turkey
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GurmeFest İstanbul İstanbul, 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.