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Kirkpinar - Turkish Oil Wrestling

Kirkpinar - Turkish Oil Wrestling

In Edirne

Kirkpinar is a Turkish oil wrestling tournament. It is held annually, usually in late June, near Edirne, Turkey since 1360.

Defined as two people engaged in a mental and physical struggle using no tools or equipment under equal conditions in a specified area, according to specific rules and for a specified time, wrestling is one of the oldest sports in human history. Wrestling has been a popular and traditional practice in every age. In Turkey, it is referred to as the ancestor sport.

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