At the recent Novice Debate Tournament hosted by Yeditepe University, a team sent by the Bilkent Debate Club succeeded in securing a place among the top four finishers.
The novice tournament format allows only relatively new debaters to compete. The event at Yeditepe welcomed 72 student teams from 14 universities located in various regions of Turkey, among which the Debate Club’s team “Bilkent Solo Per” and teams from Middle East Technical University were the only ones from Ankara. The Bilkent Solo Per duo of Berkay Çuhadar and Asena Aydemir did quite well, placing 3rd and 16th respectively among the individual speakers.
The Bilkent Debate Club was founded only last semester, but its teams have already participated in tournaments in Lisbon, İstanbul and Ankara. Most recently, a team from the club won a practice tournament held by Hacettepe University and is regarded as one of the strongest debate teams in Ankara.