The person who introduces the wrestlers to the audience and starts the wrestling is called as the “Announcer” or “Salavatci”. The announcer introduces the names, fames and talents of the wrestlers, matched by the board of referees, with proper verses and prayers.


The Announcer, assigned by the Kirkpinar Organization Committee, never tells discreditable and disparaging stories. He cannot advertise the political parties on the field of contest for brave men. He announces the political people coming to watch the Greased Wrestling with their titles without using their political party names. After the matching on the field of contest for brave men, he announces necessary things to the audience and the wrestlers according to the instructions of the Tower Chief Referee. The Announcer wears the folklore clothing determined by the Federation.

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