Fists fly in Turkish parliament after opposition MP criticises President Erdogan

Fists fly in Turkish parliament after opposition MP criticises President Erdogan

The Straits Times - World·2020-03-05 00:20

ANKARA (REUTERS) - A fistfight erupted in the Turkish parliament on Wednesday (March 4) during a speech by an opposition lawmaker who earlier accused President Tayyip Erdogan of disrespecting Turkish soldiers who died in Syria.

Dozens of parliamentarians joined the brawl, some climbing desks or throwing punches, while others tried to stop the fighting, according to video footage of the incident.

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