The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) and five other NGOs distributed meat from 350 camels and cows among those who are less fortunate in the East African nation of Kenya on Aug. 21, as part of its efforts during the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha.
Camels have been of critical importance in Turkey in centuries past, but the animals are now largely consigned to use in wrestling competitions or touristic purposes. Now, however, the Antalya Provincial Culture and Tourism Directorate has initiated work about camel culture and the camel business in preparation for the publishing of a book.
Bodrum's camels are preparing for the traditional camel wrestling competitions after Dec 14, the coldest time of the year in the regionCamels in the western province of Mu?la's Bodrum district have been preparing for traditional camel wrestling festivities, which are organized in the district in the winter months. This preparation process is known as "havutlama."