Skip to comments.Turkish bizarre: MPs throw tablets, punch colleagues in heated brawl [VIDEO]
Posted on 01/12/2014 4:39:03 PM PST by Mount Athos
A heated debate in Turkish parliament relating to a massive corruption scandal turned into a full-on melee today with punches, flying kicks, and thrown tablet computers.
Turkey has been rocked in recent weeks by allegations of graft that have beleaguered Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling party. [Click link for video]
This is a fuller text description of events:
A fight broke out between Turkish politicians in parliament, with punches, kicks, bottles and office equipment being thrown. The parliament erupted in violence during a debate on government control over the appointment of judicial officials. The bill comes amidst graft scandal in Tukey the recent fall out of which has been a massive dismissal of police officers.
The fall out from Turkeys recent graft scandal was the dismissal of police officers. The Turkish government has sacked police chiefs in 16 provinces amidst a corruption probe into alleged graft in PM Tayyip Erdogans cabinet. The move comes after 350 police officers were dismissed in Ankara on Tuesday. The crisis erupted in December, when dozens of leading businessmen and political figures, including the sons of three ministers, were rounded up in police raids in Istanbul and Ankara. It also comes shortly before local elections due in March and presidential polls in August.
So Turkey wants to be a part of the E.U.? I don’t think they’re ready to even pretend to be civilized just yet. Maybe that level of vis a vi confrontation is normal for that region, sort of like a close family that fights at every group gathering.
I am surprized libs in Congress have not gone Newton on the GOP.
The Turks are pikers in comparison the the criminals in the White House
How bizarre, how bizarre...
“So Turkey wants to be a part of the E.U.?...”
Well I think they have sunk low enough to attain 3rd world status which is the basis for entry into the EU 3rd World collection of countries.
Why are they getting upset over a little bakshish to the cops? This happens all the time in pretty much every other 3rd world, collectivist and Muzzie hellhole.
Maybe those who started it are jealous they aren’t getting a slice of the pie.
Hell, Turkey is part of NATO.
Not as Bizarre as a back bencher in the Illinois Senate being elected POTUS, TWICE!
We need more of that in our Congress. Republicans and Democrats are too ‘Buddy Buddy’ with each other.
There's not a man in the U.S. Congress with stones enuff to throw a punch...Maxine Waters might but she knows what happened to Cynthia McKinney.
Rubio, Ryan, Rand, Cantor, McCarthy ...hell, they would all run and cry and file a complaint.
They fight like girls.