Wrestlers face each other at the Kırkpınar Oil Wresting and Cultural Activities festival. (PHOTO AA, HAKAN ŞAHİN)
26 April 2012 / ELSIE ALAN , GEBZE
Many people -- millions, I’d guess -- know that this summer the 651st Edirne Kırkpınar Oil Wrestling and Cultural Activities festival will be held.
What millions don’t know is that one of the qualifying meets will be held in Kocaeli province, right in good old Gebze, on May 20 of this year. At the end of this article I will provide some phone numbers and websites, but the main point of this article is to inform readers about a wonderful, very Turkish, event that they may not be familiar with....