Turkish MPs comes to blows making NZ parliament look like a picnic in the park

Having David Carter lose his rag with Winston Peters is nothing compared to the dust up in the Turkish parliament.

Members of Turkey’s ruling AK Party and the pro-Kurdish opposition have traded kicks and punches, and thrown water at each other in parliament, halting talks about lifting parliamentarians’ immunity from prosecution.

The law, championed by the ruling AKP, would strip members of parliament of their legal immunity.

The Kurdish-rooted Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) says the Bill is targeting them and is aimed at suppressing dissent.

President Tayyip Erdogan, who founded the AKP, has called for members of HDP to face prosecution, accusing them of being an extension of the outlawed militant group, the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

Scores of deputies crammed into a committee room to debate the Bill on Monday, according to a Reuters reporter in parliament.

Tempers flared and some deputies started shoving each other.

As punches and kicks flew, a few suited parliamentarians launched themselves into the melee from a table.

Others threw water at each other and at least one person could be heard taunting opponents by shouting: “Come on, come on.”

Several politicians were hurt during the scuffle, broadcaster CNN Turk said.

If they made it pay per view they might get some quality dust ups.



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  • john Doe

    Winston would have to stand on his desk if he wanted to box David Carter in the ear.

    • rantykiwi

      He’d have to be steady enough on his feet to climb up there first.

  • JEL51

    Luv it how those (un-burqured) women joined in. I wonder if they were of the Kurdish brand?

  • waldopepper

    hmmm. angry violent muslims. what a shock.

    • Hard1

      It’s more like the Kurds can smell ISIS in that room. And the Euro’s are going to let Turks roam free in Schengen, just to get Erdogan to stem the flow of economic refugees. Panic stations.