ODTU (METU) won the 2008 Turkish National Debating Championships at the weekend.
Turkish 10th Nationals were held in Uludağ University between 1-5 May 2008. It was a fantastic tournament where a high level of competetion took place. Among the distinguished teams Finalists were:
Op Prop:Bilkent A
Op Opp:METU A
Clo Prop:Koç A
Clo Opp:METU B
Champions were METU A (Dilay Kurtulus and Nisan Su Aras)
Best Speaker on the tab was Dilay Kurtulus from METU A as well.
Adjudication Team consisted of
Gokhan Murat Pembeci (CA),
Isıl Yelkenci (DCA),
Semih Torkay (DCA)
Arda Ozansoy (DCA)
Here are the motions of 10th Turkish Nationals;
Round 1: Thbt Income of gambling addicts should be directly given to their spouses
Round 2: Thbt University graduates should not be sent to places of war for fulfilling their military service.
Round 3: Thbt all football clubs should have salary cap
Round 4: Thbt people in drunk drivers’ car should be also punished
Round 5: Thbt local governments should not forcibly move residents for ‘Urban Renewal Projects’
Round 6: Thbt Central Bank should stop being guarantor to bankrupt banks
Round 7: Thbt Political party leaders should have a time limit of duty
Quarter: Th would force media agencies not to use any word other than 'terrorist groups' for whom state declares to be 'terrorist group'.
Semi: Thbt UN Food Office should have all the responsibility of distribution, pricing or sale of wheat across the world
Final: Th would abolish inheritence