97 year old Turkish tradition: "Tulutabaklar"

97 year old Turkish tradition: "Tulutabaklar"

BALIKESIR, TURKEY - SEPTEMBER 06: A leather worker with his frightening types of clothes scares a woman after painted themselves using chimney soot as they participate in a programme within the September 6 celebrations, in Balikesir, Turkey on September 06, 2019. According to the story, "Tulutabaklar" were painting themselves with ash and wearing goatskin or sheep skin to frighten the Greek soldiers occupying Balikesir during the National Struggle period. Every year on September 6, Tulutabaklar perform this ritual as part of the celebration of liberation of the city for 96 years. ( Ali Atmaca - Anadolu Agency )

97 year old Turkish tradition: "Tulutabaklar" Fotoğraf: Ali Atmaca

BALIKESIR, TURKEY - SEPTEMBER 06: A leather worker with his frightening types of clothes poses for a photo with a kid after painted themselves using chimney soot as they participate in a programme within the September 6 celebrations, in Balikesir, Turkey on September 06, 2019. According to the story, "Tulutabaklar" were painting themselves with ash and wearing goatskin or sheep skin to frighten the Greek soldiers occupying Balikesir during the National Struggle period. Every year on September 6, Tulutabaklar perform this ritual as part of the celebration of liberation of the city for 96 years. ( Ali Atmaca - Anadolu Agency )

97 year old Turkish tradition: "Tulutabaklar" Fotoğraf: Ali Atmaca

BALIKESIR, TURKEY - SEPTEMBER 06: A leather worker with his frightening types of clothes poses for a photo with a kid after painted themselves using chimney soot as they participate in a programme within the September 6 celebrations, in Balikesir, Turkey on September 06, 2019. According to the story, "Tulutabaklar" were painting themselves with ash and wearing goatskin or sheep skin to frighten the Greek soldiers occupying Balikesir during the National Struggle period. Every year on September 6, Tulutabaklar perform this ritual as part of the celebration of liberation of the city for 96 years. ( Ali Atmaca - Anadolu Agency )

97 year old Turkish tradition: "Tulutabaklar" Fotoğraf: Ali Atmaca

BALIKESIR, TURKEY - SEPTEMBER 06: A leather worker with his frightening types of clothes scares kids after painted themselves using chimney soot as they participate in a programme within the September 6 celebrations, in Balikesir, Turkey on September 06, 2019. According to the story, "Tulutabaklar" were painting themselves with ash and wearing goatskin or sheep skin to frighten the Greek soldiers occupying Balikesir during the National Struggle period. Every year on September 6, Tulutabaklar perform this ritual as part of the celebration of liberation of the city for 96 years. ( Ali Atmaca - Anadolu Agency )

97 year old Turkish tradition: "Tulutabaklar" Fotoğraf: Ali Atmaca

BALIKESIR, TURKEY - SEPTEMBER 06: Leather workers with their frightening types of clothes scare kids after painted themselves using chimney soot as they participate in a programme within the September 6 celebrations, in Balikesir, Turkey on September 06, 2019. According to the story, "Tulutabaklar" were painting themselves with ash and wearing goatskin or sheep skin to frighten the Greek soldiers occupying Balikesir during the National Struggle period. Every year on September 6, Tulutabaklar perform this ritual as part of the celebration of liberation of the city for 96 years. ( Ali Atmaca - Anadolu Agency )

97 year old Turkish tradition: "Tulutabaklar" Fotoğraf: Ali Atmaca

BALIKESIR, TURKEY - SEPTEMBER 06: A leather worker with his frightening types of clothes scares a baby after painted themselves using chimney soot as they participate in a programme within the September 6 celebrations, in Balikesir, Turkey on September 06, 2019. According to the story, "Tulutabaklar" were painting themselves with ash and wearing goatskin or sheep skin to frighten the Greek soldiers occupying Balikesir during the National Struggle period. Every year on September 6, Tulutabaklar perform this ritual as part of the celebration of liberation of the city for 96 years. ( Ali Atmaca - Anadolu Agency )

97 year old Turkish tradition: "Tulutabaklar" Fotoğraf: Ali Atmaca

BALIKESIR, TURKEY - SEPTEMBER 06: Leather workers with their frightening types of clothes scare kids after painted themselves using chimney soot as they participate in a programme within the September 6 celebrations, in Balikesir, Turkey on September 06, 2019. According to the story, "Tulutabaklar" were painting themselves with ash and wearing goatskin or sheep skin to frighten the Greek soldiers occupying Balikesir during the National Struggle period. Every year on September 6, Tulutabaklar perform this ritual as part of the celebration of liberation of the city for 96 years. ( Ali Atmaca - Anadolu Agency )

97 year old Turkish tradition: "Tulutabaklar" Fotoğraf: Ali Atmaca

BALIKESIR, TURKEY - SEPTEMBER 06: A leather worker with his frightening types of clothes scares people after painted themselves using chimney soot as they participate in a programme within the September 6 celebrations, in Balikesir, Turkey on September 06, 2019. According to the story, "Tulutabaklar" were painting themselves with ash and wearing goatskin or sheep skin to frighten the Greek soldiers occupying Balikesir during the National Struggle period. Every year on September 6, Tulutabaklar perform this ritual as part of the celebration of liberation of the city for 96 years. ( Ali Atmaca - Anadolu Agency )

97 year old Turkish tradition: "Tulutabaklar" Fotoğraf: Ali Atmaca

BALIKESIR, TURKEY - SEPTEMBER 06: A leather worker with his frightening types of clothes scares kids after painted themselves using chimney soot as they participate in a programme within the September 6 celebrations, in Balikesir, Turkey on September 06, 2019. According to the story, "Tulutabaklar" were painting themselves with ash and wearing goatskin or sheep skin to frighten the Greek soldiers occupying Balikesir during the National Struggle period. Every year on September 6, Tulutabaklar perform this ritual as part of the celebration of liberation of the city for 96 years. ( Ali Atmaca - Anadolu Agency )

97 year old Turkish tradition: "Tulutabaklar" Fotoğraf: Ali Atmaca

BALIKESIR, TURKEY - SEPTEMBER 06: A leather worker with his frightening types of clothes is seen after painted themselves using chimney soot as they participate in a programme within the September 6 celebrations, in Balikesir, Turkey on September 06, 2019. According to the story, "Tulutabaklar" were painting themselves with ash and wearing goatskin or sheep skin to frighten the Greek soldiers occupying Balikesir during the National Struggle period. Every year on September 6, Tulutabaklar perform this ritual as part of the celebration of liberation of the city for 96 years. ( Ali Atmaca - Anadolu Agency )

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