Turkey Takes Step Toward Post-Pandemic Normalcy as Iconic Oil Wrestling Resumes

Turkey Takes Step Toward Post-Pandemic Normalcy as Iconic Oil Wrestling Resumes

Last year, the COVID pandemic saw Turkey canceling one of the world’s oldest sporting events: the centuries-old Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournament. For Turkish and international fans, the festival’s return offers hope that pandemic restrictions are finally ending. Dorian Jones reports from Edirne in northwestern Turkey. 

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