The general assembly convened on Wednesday to discuss a bill which would legalize Kurdish being spoken in court however, disputes that surfaced during the opening deliberations led to an all out brawl between deputies from differing political parties.
The bill drafted by the government which seeks to legalize a defendant speaking in their mother tongue in court, led to serious tension amongst the deputies in the General Assembly yesterday which escalated into a brawl between Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) members. As deliberations on the bill began, MHP Deputy Oktay Vural stated that they were against the bill as a party because it was a demand made and pledged to during the Oslo talks between the government and the PKK terrorist organization.
Vural's statement, "We will never accept this imposition," was responded to harshly by BDP Muş Deputy Sırrı Sakık, who in turn was objected to by Deputy Parliament speaker Sadık Yakut. BDP Group Vice Chairman İdris Baluken proceeded to then object to Yakut giving the floor to Vural just when they were about to discuss the highly contentious bill.
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