REPUBLIC OF TURKEY MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND TOURISM

Costumes, Instruments and Names of Folk Dances

People wear daily or special costumes in line with the reasons behind the particular dance. Please visit the costume and finery section of this site for further information.

In Turkey folk dance is invariably accompanied by musical instruments. (Please refer to the music section) In some regions, women perform also folk dances to the accompaniment of folk songs.

Folk dances are named after their creators, geographic regions, or the natural events or stories they relate.