"Kirkpinar Oil Wresting", which has been bounded with
a tradition of almost 650 years, hosts persevering contests for a week,
with the active participation of media, folk-dance groups, millions of
spectators, artists and statesmen both from Turkey and all over the world,
and with a varying array of activities every year.
The enthusiasm, which is brought to life by headwrestling and other forms
of wrestling contests, as well as the performances of the "Janissary
Band" and local and foreign folk-dance groups throughout the contests,
turns "Kirkpinar Oil Wresting" into a traditional festival.