I shall begin with explaining the title of this post. C* is the symbol on all Turkish currency and the Turkish flag. To me it looks like a name of a programing language, something similar to C# or C++. People in the debating championship didn't find this joke funny.
Today I decided to join some friends and go the nearby town of Sariyer to the north of Istanbul. We ate some breakfast and walked by the beach, and then I returned to the university.
It rained the last two days, and this turns out to be the first rain here in three months. Like the organization committee said, it seems like the British and the Irish have brought the rain with them.
At 17:00 the tournament formalities started with the debater briefing and then there was a good barbecue dinner, an opening ceremony, and a lame party (which is still ongoing). More updates on the actual tournament tomorrow.