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(Hürriyet Newspaper, 19 September 2011)
The Turkey-wide Interclub Youth Folk Dancing Championship, which was
held in Malatya and sponsored by the Folk Dancing Federation, the Malatya
municipality and Inönü University, awarded its prizes the night before last.
However, the Bitlis Five Minaret Folk Dancing team felt that it had not been
given enough points and attacked the jury and those seated in the protocol
Police teams intervened in the brawl and restrained the angry dancers by
spraying pepper gas. Five people were injured during the fighting and taken
to the hospital. Once order was restored the award ceremony continued.
Kırklareli Anatolia High School Sports Club took first place in Turkey's
Folk Dancing Youth Championship, while the Nilüfer Municipal Sports
Club was second and Kocaeli Sports Club third.