Turkish Parliament Brawls Over Immunity
Bill would allow legislators to be tried for crimes.
After a committee meeting devolved into violent chaos, members of a Turkish parliamentary committee approved a measure by the ruling party that would strip legislators of their immunity from prosecution. Pro-Kurdish party members, several of whom could face terror-related charges under these new rules, violently opposed the constitutional amendment, and stormed out after the melee.
The proposed amendment still requires approval from the full parliament. Watch the political process unravel above.