Observe: Fistfight breaks out in Turkish parliament after lawmaker lashes out at Erdogan in excess of Idlib soldier deaths
Turkey’s parliament descended into a chaotic fistfight right after an opposition lawmaker accused President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of disrespecting Turkish soldiers killed lately in Idlib, Syria.
For the duration of a closed session about the country’s operations in Idlib, opposition Republican People’s Get together (CHP) member Engin Ozkoc explained Erdogan disrespected the dead troops and had also acted irresponsibly by sending them into conflict with no air cover.
The accusations quickly escalated into a enormous brawl within the chamber among government and opposition politicians, with punches thrown and lawmakers slapping and kicking every single other.
🔴Meclis Genel Kurulu’nda yumruklu kavga🔗Meclis Genel Kurulu’nda AKP’li ve CHP’li milletvekilleri arasında yumruklu kavga yaşandı. 👇CHP Grup Başkanvekili Engin Özkoç’un konuşması sırasında başlayan kavga sonrası oturuma 10 dakika ara verildi. pic.twitter.com/tV3f6cFuz7
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Final week, a lot more than thirty Turkish soldiers had been killed in Idlib after Ankara sent 1000’s of troops into the Syrian province in a main escalation of hostilities between it and Damascus.
Ozkoc also posted a series of tweets doubling down on his accusations about Erdogan and the country’s Idlib offensive.
Commenting on the affray, Speaker of the Grand National Assembly Mustafa Şentop advised reporters that “insults have no spot under the roof of the Parliament.” He additional that an investigation has been launched by Ankara’s chief prosecutor’s office into the insults leveled at Erdogan.
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Published at Wed, 04 Mar 2020 19:02:42 +0000