Turkey: Tradition of Camel Wrestling Making a Comeback

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One contender looks on with its owner as they await the result of the first ever camel beauty contest.

In its 2,400-year history, the tradition of camel wrestling in Turkey has seen many winners and losers. But owner Ismail Egilmez had reason this year to celebrate a totally new kind of triumph. His beloved camel had just won the first-ever beauty pageant of its kind.

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Alexander Christie-Miller is a freelance journalist based in Istanbul, where he writes for the Times.

Turkey: Tradition of Camel Wrestling Making a Comeback

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