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IT IS A TRADITION OF THE TURKISH ARMY FOR EACH MALE CITIZEN
OF TURKEY TO COME BACK TO THE HOMELAND AND JOIN THE ARMY FOR
A RIGOROUS TRAINING PERIOD OF THREE MONTHS WHEN HE REACHES THE
AGE OF 21. THIS PERTAINS TO ALL MALES WHO STILL CARRY TURKISH
CITIZENSHIP.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT WAS ALSO REQUIRED TO FOLLOW THIS TRADITION EVEN
THOUGH HE WAS A STUDENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT.

Where learned: TULSA ; OKLAHOMA

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F535

Date learned: 00-00-1973

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