A Day at Turkey's 653-Year-Old Oil-Wrestling Tournament

It is an oppressively sunny day in Edirne, and the Turkish city, located a couple hours west of Istanbul and a few miles east of the Greek border, has stopped what it's doing for the week to watch sports—that is, provided you consider a penned-in field full of writhing, grappling, oiled-up dudes to be sports. A tournament to determine the best oil wrestler in the country is what everyone in Edirne has taken the week off to watch for 653 years.

Some of these men are fighting, some are...

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