The centre of Fethiye was filled with the sound of music and the smell of food on Saturday as a colourful celebration of Yörük culture took place.

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Yörük from all over Muğla province gathered in the town’s Culture Centre and Theatre to celebrate their amazing heritage.

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An annual event, it features speeches, and exhibition of traditional Yörük handicrafts, Yörük food, music, dancing and color.

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Transhumance rather than nomadic – Yörük are farmers that, along with their families and animals, migrate between their coastal winter villages and highland pastures and summer homes.

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Unfortunately we couldn’t go this year but we usually do and our headline photo and the one above were taken a few years ago.

Fethiye's Yörük

You can find out more about Yörük in our series of articles here.

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