Turkey parliament

AKP deputy bitten on leg during brawl in Parliament

Turkish Minute– Justice and Development Party (AKP) Trabzon deputy Muhammet Balta was bitten on leg during a brawl in the Turkish Parliament on Wednesday night, according to another AKP deputy Şamil Tayyar.

Turkish deputies exchanged blows in a brawl in parliament, as tempers boiled over in a debate on a constitutional reform package to expand the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Deputies from the AKP and main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) threw punches and shoved one another as they crowded around the assembly’s podium.

AKP deputy Şamil Tayyar wrote in a message from his Twitter account in the early hours of Thursday: “A dishonest man bit our Trabzon deputy from his leg. We have even seen this.”