Tuesday, May 3, 2016

#TurkishPolitics VIDEO: Politicians Brawl In The Turkish Parliament

Head of HDP in parliament reportedly injured in committee room brawl, as committee discusses stripping immunity from party's MPs Ruling party and opposition Turkish MPs on Monday exchanged punches and hurled water bottles at each other as a new mass brawl erupted in parliament over changes to the constitution, television broadcasts showed.Parliament's constitutional committee was meeting to discuss a government-backed proposal to strip MPs of their immunity, after last week's session also broke up in violence. Television footage showed members of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democracy Party (HDP) fighting in the crammed committee room after a heated verbal confrontation.The head of the HDP's faction in parliament, Idris Baluken, dislocated his shoulder in the fighting, reports said.Several MPs were seen jumping onto tables and then dive-bombing the crowd of opposing politicians on the other side. MEE Read More>>>>>

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