Turan KAYA


This study is about the folklore of the residents of Erzincan. The city, know as "Aziris" in the Antique age, was called "Ezirgan" and "Erzingan" by Turks. Studies abaut Erzincan and its surroundings riveal its history, geography and folk culture. The life of people in Ezincan is shaped by values in the social structure and geographical conditions. They also exert their influence in the folklore. The residents in Erzincan have always kept alive the dynamıc social structure througt traditions, celebrations and festivals, and kept their unity.