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PHOTOS: Oiled Up, Muscular Turks Stuff Their Hands Down Each Others Pants — For Tradition’s Sake


PHOTOS: Who needs Grindr when the national sport involves going spelunking down another dude’s trousers? Though Turkey may have banned the hookup app from its borders, there’s more than enough homoeroticism going around in the country’s time-honored pastime, oil wrestling. Pass the olive oil and break out the leather capris — some traditions deserve to die — ’cause we’re going a-grapplin’.

Photos: Cemil Kömürcü Photography 
















h/t: GSN

By:           Les Fabian Brathwaite
On:           Oct 10, 2013
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    • yaoming

      Suddenly I’m a sports-fan.
      Hotest, gayest sport ever.

      Oct 10, 2013 at 6:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • startenout

      Why is no one petitioning for THIS to be an Olympic event?? Haha

      Oct 10, 2013 at 6:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Beaubourgbear

      Remember, a few years ago, when gay tourists were stopped by the Turkish police from attending the Kirpinar oil wrestling championships… From a distance, it’s hot… Close up, these guys don’t want anything to do with gays, so keep your pants on!

      Oct 10, 2013 at 6:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • middleagespread

      Turkey, now I’m wanting their stuffing and gravy!! Those guys are beyond hot. ;-)

      Oct 10, 2013 at 6:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dewin

      Mighty fine specimens!

      Oct 10, 2013 at 7:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jake357

      In looking at the stands, I think I’ve counted 2 (maybe 3) women in attendance.

      Oct 10, 2013 at 8:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rad

      And I thought WWE “Ultimate Fighting” was THE gayest sport on the planet…

      Oct 10, 2013 at 8:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sfbeast

      @Jake357: Women probably aren’t allowed, like the ancient olympics.

      Oct 10, 2013 at 9:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • doug105

      This used to be done in the nude till Muslim’s started raising a stink about it.

      Oct 10, 2013 at 11:39 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • litper


      Doesn’t make it any less gay

      Oct 10, 2013 at 11:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • emperor28_1

      I agree that this SO works for me, and has heightened my interest in wrestling quite a bit. Hope none of these guys are ticklish!

      Oct 10, 2013 at 1:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jamal49

      @Jake357: Well, it is an Islamic country…. I don’t think women would be welcome.

      Oct 10, 2013 at 1:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jamal49

      Anyone know what they’re reaching for in each other’s pants?

      Oct 10, 2013 at 1:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Teleny

      Beautiful skin tone!

      Oct 10, 2013 at 2:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam

      @Beaubourgbear: said… ” From a distance, it’s hot… Close up, these guys don’t want anything to do with gays, so keep your pants on!


      They sound similar to the officials and judges for sports like ice-skating and dance competitions who are fairly homophobic as some sort of weird response to knowing that their sport is seen as fairly gay.

      If you want to see an example, go back a few seasons on “So You Think You Can Dance” and watch all the judges reactions to the male/male ballroom couple that auditioned. Or take a look at the Ice-Skating officials all tripping over themselves to pretend that Rudy Galindo was the only gay skater out there after he came out.

      Oct 10, 2013 at 2:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead

      Quit revising history….The couple on “So You Think You `Can Dance” mistook being gay for a talent and were AWFUL dancers!….

      Oct 10, 2013 at 3:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead

      One of the worst ballroom dancer couples ever….

      Oct 10, 2013 at 3:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • RomanHans

      @Cam: Great point. I stopped watching So You Think You Can Dance because it was so bizarrely homophobic and anti-fem. (Women can pretend they’re trees or robots or cars but men have to dance like MEN.) They toned down the comments in the last few years but that struck me as about as sincere as the Barilla apology.

      Oct 10, 2013 at 4:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

      @startenout: I’ll sign that petition gladly.

      Oct 10, 2013 at 4:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sammy Schlipshit
      Sammy Schlipshit

      @jamal49: The handle.

      Oct 10, 2013 at 5:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rdujetz

      To quote ‘Auntie Mame’ – “What could be more wholesome or natural?”

      Oct 10, 2013 at 5:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ePictureBank

      you can also more photos here :)

      Oct 11, 2013 at 5:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

      Why am I in the mood for Turkey now? A juicy thigh, please… ;)

      Oct 11, 2013 at 6:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • masteradrian

      @jamal49: Turkey is NOT an islamic country!

      Islam may be the religion most followed in Turkey, but it is a
      secular country, were till a few days a go headscarfs were forbidden for women to wear when in public service!

      If you pay attention, the army is defending vigorously the secular state of the country, Erdogan is attacked more then often for trying to give islam more influence in the country!

      As to the wrestling…. it’s a cultural thing, going back to the fourth, fifth century, and has nothing to do with anything homosexual, 99% of the guys participating are straighter then straight…… But they give a great show… and smell (of oil and sweat, and leather!)

      Oct 11, 2013 at 6:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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