Police have attacked demonstrators rallied in front of Parliament building to protest new constitutional draft upon which the Justice and Development Party (AKP) Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) agreed.
Police attacked the group consisting of Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputies, NGOs, lawyers and citizens with pepper gas.
Erdoğdu: The Parliament is under siege
According to a report by Cumhuriyet newspaper, in his speech issued in front of the Parliament, CHP MP Aykut Erdoğdu said the Parliaments is under siege:
“TBMM (Grand National Assembly of Turkey) is now under siege. It is besieged by our own police.
“We will not let the Republic be destroyed. We will not hand this country to traitors”.
Tanrıkulu: Constitution cannot be made in this climate
Another CHP MP Sezgin Tanrıkulu made a statement via Periscope in front of the Parliament:
“No one has weapons, no one is a suicide bomber here.
“Opinion leaders, bars, engineer chambers known by everyone are here.
“Who will express their opinion if not them? Constitution cannot be made in this climate”.
Some CHP MPs were injured
According to a report by Hürriyet newspaper, CHP MP Necati Yılmaz's denture was broken in the police attack.
It was reported that in addition to Yılmaz, CHP MPs Orhan Sarıbal, Ali Şeker and Şener Saruhan were injured during police attack. (EKN/TK)