Fisticuffs in Parliament as Turkish Gov’t undermines Independence of Judges

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Lawmakers brawl as Turkey tightens grip on judiciary (via AFP)

Turkey’s parliament passed a contested bill Saturday tightening the government’s grip on the judiciary, sparking a fist-fight that left one lawmaker with a broken nose. Fighting erupted between ruling party and opposition lawmakers as the bill — tabled…


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