Turkish MPs clash during education bill hearing

PanARMENIAN.Net - Brawls erupted in the Turkish parliament’s education commission on March 6 during a debate on the controversial education bill after lawmakers from the Justice and Development Party (AKP) proposed and passed a motion to limit speeches to five minutes, Hurriyet Daily News reports.

The commission chairman had ordered a break to defuse the tensions just before 7 pm. The motion curbing the normally unlimited speaking time was drawn up after a lawmaker of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) spoke for more than two hours, following a record 12-hour speech by a fellow CHP deputy during the previous session.

The CHP has vowed to use all procedural means to protract the proceedings and block the bill.

 Top stories
The earthquake caused a temporary blackout, damaged many buildings and closed a number of rural roads.
The Prosecutor’s Office has released surveillance footage and said that one of the detainees in the case, Iveri Melashvili.
Destinations welcomed 900m fewer international tourists in January–October when compared with the same period of 2019.
Austrian authorities said at least one gunman remained on the run at 1am Vienna time on November 3.
Partner news