Latest News About RCDS
_Europen Champions! First Championship for Turkey
_RCDS became the Europen Champions which was held in Stuggart.The team consisting of Safak Kilic,Aysenur Bicen,Mert Zorlular,Kaan Ulgen(captain). After breaking tenth in the tab advanced to the finals and beat Team Alberta 5 to 2 .The motion was "This house believes that pen is mightier than the sword".Also Safak Kilic became the 10th best speaker.By winning Europen the team brought back the first international cup of Turkish debating!
_RCDS: National Champions!
_RCDS became the national champion at the National Debating Championship.Team consisted of four brilliant debaters: Aysenur Bicen,Ege Sozgen,Mert Zorlular,Cem Zorlular(captain).RCDS made the break first in tab and also became the champions when they won against Istek Kasgarli Mahmut Lisesi.The motion for the final was "This house would allow education in primary languages of the citizens (minorities)".Another well deserved tittle for RCDS!
National Team Selections
_RCDS aces the eliminations again, sending five members to WSDC in South Africa.This means all of the members in the Turkish National Team are RCDS members! Again! Congratulations to Safak Kilic, Aysenur Bicen, Mert Zorlular and Cansu Yavascaoglu for this success. Also congratulations to Kaan Ulgen for being chosen to the Turkish National Team as the team captain.
Heart Of Europe Debating Championship Finalists!
Robert College Debating Society was represented at HOE Debating Championship as Turkey A. The team's members were Cem Zorlular,Kaan Ulgen,Safak Kilic and Mert Zorlular.After a hard elimination process Turkey A won against Singapore in semi finals and advanced to the finals.Becoming the first Turkish team to advance to the finals in an international tournament. In the finals Turkey A lost against Czech Republic. Kaan Ulgen and Safak Kılıç became the the 2nd and 3rd best ESL speakers,respectively.
The first break: Ankara Open
Robert College Debate Society was represented in Ankara Open debate competition at Middle East Technical University by three teams; Robert College A-B, Robert College C and Robert College Z. Even though all teams were ranked quite well, it was Robert College Z who broke to the semi finals in an international universities competition, clinching another first for Robert College Debate Society. Moreover, Mert Zorlular (where Z is coming from) and Afra Teren Gürlüler ranked in top ten best speakers; another first for RCDS and Turkish high schools.