The rowing teams of Kadir Has and Koç universities competed in friendship for the 4th time this year at the Haliç Friendship Cup rowing competition held on May 3rd, 2015. The Kadir Has team completed the race in 7 minutes 12 seconds while the Koç team completed it in 7 minutes 40 seconds. The race started in front of Kadir Has University and ended in front of the Rahmi Koç Museum.
At the competition, Prof. Mustafa Aydın, rector of Kadir Has University, stated that this was the first and only rowing race between two universities in Turkey to have become an annual tradition and Prof. Umran İnan, rector of Koç University, stated that the goal of this race was to create a bridge of friendship and culture in Haliç.
The Koç University rowing team which competed at the race included Betül Ersoy, Caner Çelik, Mertcan Karagül, Mahmut Berhan Demirbilek, Ege Gedikli, Yusuf Yener Karaca, Met Atila Sakaoğulları, Kağan Ataman and Yunus İbrahim Alaylı; while the Kadir Has University team was comprised of Funda Çölmekçikoğlu, Besim Tolga Şahinoğlu, Mehmet Gökhun Karagöz, Burak Dilsiz, Ozan Demirdelen, Cihat Yasin Sevinç, Süleyman Sercan Türk, Buğra Akyüz and Özgür Borazan.