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Fairs, festivals and events

Camel Wrestling Festival-Selcuk (near Ephesus) January
Ankara International Film Festival March
1915 Sea Victory Celebration-Canakkale March
Istanbul International Film Festival April
Traditional "Mesir" Festival-Manisa April
International Children's Day-Ankara (April 23) April
International Ankara Music Festival April
Tourism Fair-Gaziantep April
Tulip Festival-Istanbul April-May
Javelin Games-Erzurum April-May
Ankara International Arts Festival April-May
International Nyssa Culture and Arts Festival-Sultanhisar, Aydin May
Ephesus International Festival of Culture and Tourism-Selcuk May
Yunus Emre Culture and Art Week-Eskisehir May
Aksu Culture and Art Festival-Giresun May
Ankara International Caricature Festival May
International Music and Folklore Festival-Silifke May
International Yachting Festival-Marmaris May
International Kilim Festival, Usak-Esme May
Kakava Festivities-Kirklareli May
International Asia-Europe Biennial-Ankara May-June
Bartin Strawberry Festival-Bartin June
International Tea Festival-Rize June
International Offshore Races Istanbul and Izmir June
Aspendos Opera and Ballet Festival - Antalya June
Foca Music, Folklore and Water Sports Festival-near Izmir June
Marmaris Festival-near Mugla June
Bergama Festival-near Izmir June
Atatürk Culture Festival-Amasya June
Kafkasör Culture and Art Festival-Artvin June
International Kus Cenneti (Birds Paradise) Culture and Tourism Festival-Bandirma June
International Pamukkale Song Competition June
International Kahta Komagene Festival June
International Beach Volleyball Tournament - Alanya June
Finike Festival - near Antalya June
International Wine Competition-Ürgüp June
Tekirdag Cherry Festival June
International Carpet and Rose Festival-Isparta June
Cesme Sea and Music Festival-Cesme June-July
International Izmir Festival June-July
International Bursa Festival June-July
Istanbul International Art and Culture Festival June-July
Traditional Kirkpinar Oil Wrestling-Edirne June-July
International Music Festival-Istanbul June-July
Ihlara Tourism and Art Week-Aksaray June-July
International Erzurum Congress-Erzurum July
Tourism and Culture Festival-Iskenderun July
International Istanbul Jazz Festival July
International Folk Dance Festival-Samsun July
Ceramic Festival-Kütahya July
Nasreddin Hoca Festival-Aksehir, near Konya July
Hittite Festival-Corum July
Manavgat Tourism Festival - near Antalya July
Kusadasi Tourism Festival July
Egridir Lake Festival - near Isparta July
Nevsehir Festival July
Devrek Baston (walking stick) and Culture Festival - Zonguldak July
Avanos International Handicrafts and Pottery Exhibit - Nevsehir July
Troy Festival-Canakkale August
Insuyu Festival-Burdur August
Haci Bektas Veli Commemoration Ceremony-Nevsehir August
Mengen Chefs Festival-Bolu August
Pine Grove Ayder Mt. and Archery Festivities - Rize August
Izmir International Fair-Izmir September
Ertugurul Gazi Commemoration Ceremony-Sogut September
Seyh Edibali  Commemoration and Culture Festival-Bilecik September
GAP Culture and Art Festival-Gaziantep September
Javelin Games-Konya September
Kemer Carnival - near Antalya September
International Meerschaum (Luletasi) Festival-Eskisehir September
Safranbolu Architectural Treasures and Folklore Week-Safranbolu September
Sivas Congress Culture and Art Week-Sivas September
International Grape Harvest Festival-Ürgüp September
International Fair-Mersin September
Yagci Bedir Carpet Festival-Sindirgi, Balikesir September
Culture and Art Festival-Diyarbakir September
Assos International Art Festival September
Adana Altin Koza (Golden Cocoon) Film Festival September
Eskisehir International Festival Sept-October
Golden Pistachio Festival-Gaziantep Sept-October
International Plastic Arts Festival Sept-October
International Akdeniz Song Contest-Mediterranean Sept-October
Mersin Art and Culture Festival Sept-October
Altin Portakal (Golden Orange) Film Festival-Antalya October
Ahi Brotherhood Cultural Week October
International Bodrum Sailing Cup October
International Gullet Biennial-Bozburun (near Marmaris) October
International Triathlon Competition - Alanya October
International Ataturk Dam Sailing Competition-Sanliurfa October
International Yacht Race-Marmaris November
International St.Nicholas Syphosium-Demre, near Antalya December
Mevlana Commemoration Ceremony-Konya December


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