Another Brawl in Turkish Parliament Leaves MP With a Bloody Nose [Photos+Videos]
By Johnlee Varghese | February 16, 2014 9:03 PM EST
Another brawl broke in the Turkish parliament over a controversial bill. The fight between the politicians left an MP hospitalized with a bloody nose.
This would be the second time that the MPs in the Turkish Parliament have gotten into a fight. The fight broke out in Turkey’s parliament during a heated debate over a new law that would give the government more control in the appointment of judges.
During the tense 20-hours long discussion, an opposition deputy called the Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan a dictator. In reply the deputies from the leader’s party shouted back “are you drunk?, which was soon followed by the MPs confronting each other in a violent manner.
Watch Turkish Parliament Bloody Nose Video
The battle for control of Higher Council of Judges and Prosecution has remained a sensitive topic. Previously in January also scuffles were in the Turkish parliament over the same draft bill.
While the government under the control of PM Tayyip Erdogan wants to pass the bill, the opposition claim that the move will tighten the government control over the judiciary and thereby give the PM, who is facing corruption charges, an easy way to quash the probe.
As per reports in The Times of Israel, following the inquiry against the Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, several key officials have been removed from their positions or transferred.
A similar violent incident this month was reported from India, where a Member of Parliament attacked others with a pepper spray, threw microphones and even reportedly brandished a knife. Several MPs were hospitalized following the pepper spray incident.
Watch Indian Parliament Pepper Spray Video
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