"Istanbul's biggest free festival, Hıdrellez, gets canceled
Friday, April 29, 2011
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
Istanbul's biggest free festival, the Hıdrellez celebrations that mark the arrival of spring and the awakening of nature, has been canceled this year due to security precautions after an attempt to institute an admission fee. Organizers say it was becoming increasingly difficult to control the growing crowds, some of whom say they will still go to the festival site May 5 and create their own celebration"
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