Subject: Whirling Dervishes
Hello Sue &Tony --- I have seen the Whilrling Dervishes both in Konya, Turkey &locally in Calif. Our tour group was told that an authentic & actual performance could be seen in the basement room of a hotel for $20. It is supposedly illegal for the religious sect to perform but the Turkish government apparently does not interfere when it is for tourists since they are not trying to convert anyone. I personally find them fascinating but some people thought watching the spinning nothing but a boring activity. I suggest you ask at some of the hotels if you go to Konya (south central Turkey). Yes, I took photos of the Whirling Dervishes as they performed their rituals. We were told it was definitely allowed.

Hope you get to see them & that you enjoy them.

FERN