The graduation ceremony with banners, which the METU Presidency decided not to hold on the grounds of the increase in COVID-19 cases, which has become traditional every year and gives important messages on many subjects, was held at Devrim Stadium again this year. Rector Verşan Kök did not attend the graduation ceremony.
At METU, 5 students were detained on the grounds that they did not have their banners and student IDs checked by the police at the entrance of the “Graduation Without Trustee in Revolution” ceremony.
It was stated that the police demanded students to show their IDs and banners at the ceremony and wanted to take pictures of the banners. It has been reported that students named H. K., Z. K., M. Ö., T. K. and A. K., who did not want to show their banners and student IDs to the alleged plainclothes police, were detained.