The folk dances of Silifke are known not just in Turkey, but also at an international level.
Its folk dances ensemble has won prizes in many international competitions.
Its folk dances are lively and colourful, but one must not also forget the popular songs
reflecting Yörük -Türkmen culture. The mayoralty and private organisations are putting
their best efforts to ensure that its local folklore, so pleasing to the eyes, survives and
Silifke’s yoghurt is famous, but the folk song beginning with “Silifke’nin Yoğurdu / Kız seni
kimler doğurdu” (Silifke’s yoghurt / Who created you pretty girl) is even more famous.