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Traditional Turkish Sports

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Turkey's Traditional Sports

Turkey has lots of unique traditional sports to have a good time, a few of traditional Turkish sports are mentioned below. For instance traditional camel wrestling, historical Kirkpinar oil wrestling, Kafkasor bullfighting and the game of jereed.

Oil Wrestling Sport in Turkey

Oil Wrestling Sport

Oil Wrestling Sport

Historical Kirkpinar Oil Wrestling is the oldest wrestling festival in the world which has been continuing over 650 years since the first contests in 1357 in Rumelia.

Oil Wrestling Sport
Camel Wrestling Sport in Turkey

Camel Wrestling Sport

Camel Wrestling Sport

Camel wrestling is an ancient village tradition and tournament in the Aegean Region of Turkey. It has certain rules, and is usually held during winter as a winter festival.

Camel Wrestling Sport
Kafkasor Bullfighting Sport in Turkey

Kafkasor Bullfighting Sport

Kafkasor Bullfighting Sport

Kafkasor bullfighting is a local tradition sport, held every year on the high plateau of Kafkasor, 8 km away from Artvin province in the Black Sea Region of Turkey.

Kafkasor Bullfighting Sport
Game of Jereed in Turkey

Game of Jereed

Game of Jereed

Jereed is a traditional Turkish equestrian team sport played outdoors on horseback in which the objective is to score points by throwing a blunt wooden javelin at opposing team's horsemen.

Game of Jereed