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Bitlis is one of the southeast city in Turkey. The local folk dance is performed in a sequence form or generally performed group independently. The dance that is performed without holding each other is called “Harkusta” or “Halkusta” in the local traditional language. Halkusta is performed usually with claps inside. There ara some variable version of Harkusta that are separated by some nuances. These nuances are obviosly obtained from the hand movements, especially clapping of the hands. In some version, the couples clap by getting accross position by on the other side, some of them clap by staying next to each other. Zurna and davul(special Turkish Drum) accompanies the dance.

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Bitlis Region Local Folk Dances:
Govenk,
Ağır Govenk,
Meyroki,
Garzene,
Sepe,
Tiringo,
Bapuri,
Değirmenci,
Bitlis’te Beş Minare,
Odun Attım Mutfağa,
Çarşıda Atlas,
Nare,
Temurağa’ dır.