VIDEO: Another fight breaks out at Turkish parliament
ANKARAAnother brawl erupted between ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputies during a constitutional commission meeting to discuss legislation on lifting lawmakers’ immunity from prosecution on May 2, adding to the recent chain of fistfights among deputies over the past week.
The tension rose after Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ criticized last week’s fistfight and brawl, saying that the advisers had been involved in violence. HDP İstanbul deputy Garo Paylan responded by calling the minister’s remarks slander.
Some deputies threw plastic bottles at each other while fistfight and kicks were also seen.
The Constitution Commission head Mustafa Şentop called a recess until 6:30 p.m.