Oil wrestling is a traditional Turkish sport. This is called oil wrestling because they wrestle with oil on their bodies. Competitions are held in "Proving Grounds." Since oiling the wrestlers' bodies make it harder to grab each other, this sport requires great strength and mastery.

 

It is known that oil wrestling spread out from Thrace and the Balkans. However, it is said that oil wrestling was performed by ancient communities, 4,500 years ago.

 

As Ottoman Empire crossed from Asia to Europe, oil wrestling competitions that reached our day began to be held.

 

It is known that oil wrestling spread out from Thrace and the Balkans. However, it is said that oil wrestling was performed by ancient communities, 4,500 years ago.

 

As Ottoman Empire crossed from Asia to Europe, oil wrestling competitions that reached our day began to be held.