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The term Alka derives from Turkish word Halka and means a "ring". So they are celebrating a Turkish tradition. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 14:21, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
Alka is the ring from the equipment of the turkish commander horse.To hit middle of alka is like hitting enemy horse in the chest. First ring used for tournament was actualy original captured ring from the battle. Turks lost battle despite 60000 to 700 ratio only becouse defenders poisoned all the water in area, and most of the Turks were sick. So they had to wait with attack on town. Meanwile croats assembled large army and send it to help defenders. Turks then just retreated from battlefield. 126.96.36.199 (talk) 13:21, 8 August 2015 (UTC)