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Turkish oil wrestlers grapple to win 600-year-old title

EDIRNE, Turkey: Some 2,200 oil wrestlers began fighting bouts at a stadium in the northwestern Turkish city of Edirne on Friday, competing to win a golden belt in a contest dating back to the 14th Century. Organizers said a record number of wrestlers were taking part in the annual Kirkpinar tournament, in which participants don leather trousers and pour olive oil over their bodies before competing in a grassy field. Among those challenging for the golden belt and a winner's prize of 50,000 lira ($14,000) was Umit…