Dokuz Eylul University Rectorate launches investigation against students dancing halay

Dokuz Eylul University Rectorate launched an investigation against students who danced halay on the campus, saying it was a "provocative action".

Dokuz Eylul University opened an investigation regarding a group of students dancing halay accompanied by Kurdish music on 24 May at the Tınaztepe Campus.

The same attacks took place at an event held to protest the private security and fascist attacks on Kurdish students who were dancing halay in Antalya on May 23.

While the students were performing the halay, the private security and plainclothes policemen stopped them saying that dancing "posed a security problem".

Then, a report was sent to the rectorate saying that the dance represented a provocative action. After reading the report, the rectorate opened an investigation against 3 students.