Well it turns out that the oil wrestling organisers are charging 20 lira entrance fee. This is outrageous for a village tournament. Even when we went to the tournament in Selçuk, a large town with a proper stadium, we didn't have to pay. So there is no way we can afford to go.
However, Mr Ayak was asked by a man in the teahouse if he would give him a lift to the tournament on his motorbike, and in return the man would get him into the tournament without paying, because the man's brother is one of the organisers. Ha! It's not what you know..but who you know isn't it?
So that's a solution for Mr Ayak. As for me? The only way I can get to go is if I squeeze on the motorbike with Mr A and his passenger...which I have declined. Although it would have been quite normal to do so. Whole families squeeze onto motorbikes...I once saw a family of 5 on one motorbike, using a rolled up carpet to sit on.
But it's not for me...I'll give it a miss this time. Mr A will have a day out and I will enjoy relaxing outside in the sunshine
Update on the wedding:
The celebrations have resumed as of half an hour ago. Even someone being shot can't stop the Turks having a good time!