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Camel Wrestling


Another purely Turkish spectacle is the camel-wrestling matches held in the South Aegean town of Selçuk , late January. Huge male camels are brought together to grapple with each other which sounds like a frightfully unfair infringement of animal rights. Actually,it all seems rather harmless, with teams of men on hand with ropes like tug-of-war teams to pull the beasts apart at the first sign of anything serious threatening. It's an amazingly colorful sport, and the picnicking spectators love it .