Alantepe oil wrestling and cultural events cancelled this year

Western Thrace
Wed, 30 Aug 2023 10:06 GMT
Alantepe oil wrestling was cancelled this year due to fire risk
Alantepe oil wrestling and cultural events cancelled this year

The traditional "Alantepe Oil Wrestling and Cultural Events" held in Alantepe in the Rhodope region were cancelled due to the extraordinary circumstances and the risk of fire in the region.

The statement made by Kozlukebir Municipality on the subject is as follows

"We have decided to cancel the 'Alantepe Oil Wrestling and Cultural Events', which we traditionally organise every year and which was planned to take place on 8 - 9 - 10 September 2023 this year, as a result of our consultations with the fire brigade and civil protection, taking into account the extraordinary conditions and the fire risk in the region.

We regret to state that due to the forest fires in the region and the high risk of fire, especially in the Rhodope region, it is not possible to organise the events in forest areas in a safe manner. One of the main reasons for this decision is the prohibition of movement in forest areas in order to control the fires and to ensure environmental safety.

We inform the public that this year's 'Alan Tepe Oil Wrestling and Cultural Events' cannot be organised due to the safety of our people and the principles of environmental protection at a time when the risk of fire continues in our region."

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