Three hurt in Turkey parliament brawl

The opposition party MHP's Ali Uzunirmak (3rd L) fights with AKP's Mustafa Sahin (2nd L) at the parliament in Ankara, on August 4, 2014. (AFP)

A new fist fight in Turkey's parliament has erupted between government and opposition legislations, forcing the speaker to adjourn debate for the day.

Legislators from Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party and the opposition nationalist party brawled Monday during a debate on whether parliament should open an inquiry into Islamic militants joining the fighting in Iraq and Syria. The session was adjourned until Tuesday.

The Dogan news agency said at least three legislators were hurt in the fighting, which comes days before the country holds presidential elections.

It was the latest in a series of brawls in Turkey's parliament. In February, two legislators were hospitalized with a fractured nose and finger during a tense debate on legislation that tightened the government's grip on the judiciary.

 Opposition party MHP's deputy Ali Uzunirmak (R) reacts during a fight with a deputy of the AKP ruling party at the parliament in Ankara, on August 4, 2014. (AFP)

Opposition party MHP's deputy Ali Uzunirmak (R) reacts during a fight with a deputy of the AKP ruling party at the parliament in Ankara, on August 4, 2014. (AFP)

 

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