Folk dancers from Turkey, Ukraine and Slovakia joined local performers for an impressive series of performances as the eighth Yeni Boğaziçi Songbird Festival got under way at the weekend.
Their costumes brought colour to the stage at Salamis Bay Conti Hotel for the international folk dancing display, while stalls provided visitors with traditional food and drink for the participating countries.
Yeni Boğaziçi Mayor Katip Demir visited the stands and expressed his delight at the turnout, presenting the folk dance teams with bouquets of flowers and commemorative plaques.
Elsewhere members of the Dikmen Youth Centre (Digem) represented the TRNC at a folk dancing event in Romania.
The young dancers joined troupes from Serbia, Italy, Montenegro, Moldova, Ukraine and South Korea at the Doina Covuriului Folk Dances Festival in the town of Galati, which ended on Sunday.