Turkish deputies brawl during debate on constitutional reform - News Summed Up

Turkish deputies brawl during debate on constitutional reform


MPs from the ruling AK Party and main opposition CHP threw punches and shoved one another as they crowded around the assembly's podium. The opposition CHP and pro-Kurdish HDP fear the reform will fuel authoritarianism. During the row, CHP deputies objected to AKP members casting votes without entering the cabins set up to ease what was a secret ballot. The AKP has 316 deputies eligible to vote and the MHP 39. The reform will enable Erdogan to appoint and dismiss government ministers, take back the leadership of the ruling party, and govern until 2029.


Source: bd News24 January 12, 2017 07:42 UTC


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