Brawl in Turkey parliament puts focus on Erdogan power plays

February 18, 2015 3:02 PM

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Ertugrul Kurkcu, an opposition lawmaker, listens to a debate after being injured during a brawl between the legislators from the ruling party and opposition members at the parliament in Ankara, Turkey, early Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. A proposed security bill that would expand Turkish police powers to crackdown on demonstrators has blown up a debate over the government’s burgeoning means to quash dissent. As opposition lawmakers sought to delay debate, the proceedings turned violent early Wednesday and five were injured in a parliamentary brawl.(AP Photo)

Ertugrul Kurkcu, an opposition lawmaker, gets a treatment after being injured during a brawl between the legislators from the ruling party and opposition members at the parliament in Ankara, Turkey, early Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. A proposed security bill that would expand Turkish police powers to c...

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