The MPs attacked each other over Turkey's 2023 budget bill.
Turkish opposition Iyi Party deputy Huseyin Ors was hospitalized after lawmakers boxed each other in the national assembly. Ruling AKP MP Zafer Isik, who punched Ors, said he would not apologize because "such things happen in the Assembly."
During the talks for the 2023 budgets of the Parliament, Justice Ministry, and Youth and Sports Ministries, a quarrel between Iyi Party deputy Ümit Yılmaz and the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) Group Deputy Chair Bülent Turan erupted. The argument led to a fistfight between lawmakers.
During the quarrel, AKP deputy Zafer Isik punched Iyi Party deputy Hüseyin Örs who previously suffered from heart disease. Örs suffered a heart spasm after the punch to the head.
After being hospitalized, Örs received intensive care after electroshock restored his heart rhythm to normal.
Iyi Party spokesperson Kursad Zorlu and deputy Aylin Cesur visited Ors in Ankara's Guven Hospital.
"Today, on behalf of the Turkish Grand National Assembly, is both a sad day and a shameful day for those who carried out this attack," Zorlu said while speaking after the visit.
The controversial 2023 budget bill has been slammed by the right-wing and left-wing parties in Turkey, with the HDP co-leader Pervin Buldan calling it a bill that puts the "sufferings" of millions of people in the hands of the government.