Yagli gures (Oil wrestling), also called grease wrestling, is the Turkish national sport. It is so called because the wrestlers douse themselves with olive oil. The term
"güres" is shared withother forms of wrestling practiced by Turkic-speakers across Europe and Central Asia, such as the Uzbek kurash, Tuvan khuresh and Tatar köräs. The wrestlers, known
as pehlivan (Persian: پهلوان meaning "hero" or "champion") wear a type of hand-stitched lederhosen called a kisbet (sometimes kispet), which is
traditionally made of water buffalo hide, and most recently has been made of calfskin.