Turkish Oil Wrestling

Turkish Oil Wrestling

Oil wrestling – a national Turkish sport The Turkish Yağlı güreş means ” fighting with oil”. it is a long standing tradition in Turkey, in fact it is a national Turkish sport.  There is a big three day tournament in Kirkpinar Stadium in Edirne every...
Konya, one of Turkey’s most  compelling cities

Konya, one of Turkey’s most compelling cities

Konya, a major city in Turkey Konya is a major city in the south-western edge of the Central Anatolian Plateau, at an elevation of over 1,000 metres. The plateau is covered with rich steppes, which have an impact on the agriculture sector. Additionally, the...
Visiting a Turkish Hammam

Visiting a Turkish Hammam

Turkish baths: places for socialising, relaxing and purifying body and soul Turkish baths, called hammams (Turkish: hamam), became popular in Turkey in the 7th century and are an export of the Roman Empire. They were places of cleanliness, for purifying body and soul....