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The circus/acrobatics scene in Turkey seems underdeveloped at present. In Ottoman times there used to be a tradition of Turkish people walking on tightrope. However this tradition is largely unknown in Turkish society today. The international concept of ‘contemporary circus’ is little known. Lastly, the idea that circus is a good way to teach other skills (such as discipline and self confidence) to for instance kids, also doesn’t seem to exist in Turkey.