Turk parliamentary squabble gets violent

A brawl has occurred in Turkey’s parliament during a debate over the corruption scandal that has ensnared Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government, and an opposition legislator was punched in the face and hospitalized.

The scuffles erupted Thursday as parliament prepared to resume debate on a much-criticized draft bill that would tighten the government’s control over the judiciary as it fights the corruption probe, which has become one of the most serious threats to its decade in power.

The opposition says the measure would allow Erdogan to quash corruption inquiries.

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