Ruling AKP, MHP deputies confuse Turkish Parliament with boxing ring
ANKARAParliament was scene to yet another physical fight on Aug. 4, which apparently erupted due to tension stemming from the government’s policy regarding Iraqi Turkmens.
During a General Assembly meeting, lawmakers from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) eventually came to blows, leaving some deputies bleeding.
Following the fight, MHP deputy Sinan Oğan posted Tweets on his personal account, saying it was the AKP deputies who started the fight by attacking him.
The tension erupted after he questioned why the government has not been lending support to Iraqi Turkmens, according to Oğan. Yet, the messages on his account were not less strong than the tension that led to deputies harming each other.
Muhittin Aksak (L) watches some
boxing during a Parliament
“Ülkücü” means “Idealist” and is the name of the political movement that MHP members support.
AKP's Muhittin Aksak, who punched Oğan on his nose during the fight, was pictured in the past while watching boxing games during General Assembly sessions.