Fistfight breaks out in Turkey parliament, Kurdish deputy hospitalized

Kurdpress 7.7.2013 – Fistfight and scuffle broke out in Turkey parliament after an opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy backed recent Egypt coup d’état and warned that Egyptian president Mohammad al- Morsi’s fate is waiting Turkey Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Tension raised in the parliament after a ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) deputy traded harsh blame at the CHP representative and said: “Every military attempt to grab power is called coup and some of your words prove your are supporting Egypt coup elements. The issue is very natural as your party is always ignoring the people’s vote and seeks generals’ support as the only way to have power.” The fistfight then started between the two parties’ representatives and AKP Kurdish Deputy Mehmet Amin Dindar was wonded and later transferred to hospital. A dogmatic Kurdish representative, Dindar is an AKP deputy whose brother was killed by Kurdistan workers’ Party (PKK) militants last year in a village in southeastern province of Sirnak.