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Punches and iPad Hurled in Wild Turkish Politician's Fight in Parliament

Punches and iPad Hurled in Wild Turkish Politician's Fight in Parliament

ANKARA, Jan 11 (Reuters) – Turkish parliamentarians threw punches and water bottles during a debate on Saturday about government control over the appointment of judges and prosecutors, as a feud over the ruling party’s handling of a corruption scandal intensified.

One MP leapt on a table and launched a flying kick as others wrestled and punched at each other, with document folders, plastic water bottles and even an iPad flying through the air, a Reuters correspondent in the room said.

When the scuffles broke out, parliament’s justice commission was gathering to discuss a draft bill from Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party to give it more say over the judiciary…


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