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VIDEO: Another fight breaks out at Turkish parliament

Another brawl erupted between ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) deputies during a constitutional commission meeting to discuss legislation on lifting lawmakers' immunity from prosecution on May 2, adding to the recent chain of fistfights among deputies over the past week. 

Parliament speaker's call to remove secularism from Turkey's constitution sparks outrage

Parliament Speaker ?smail Kahraman sparked outrage late on April 25 by suggesting that the principle of secularism "must be removed" from Turkey's constitution, as even members of his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) voiced disagreement. 

Senior AKP figure favors semi-presidential system over partisan-president system

A senior member of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has said a transition into a semi-presidential system would be the ideal formula to fully resolve the deadlock in the current parliamentary system, adding the responsibilities and authorities of the president should be thoroughly defined within a partisan-president system.

Basilica in Lake ?znik to become underwater museum

The remains of a nearly 1,600-year-old basilica that was discovered at the beginning of last year under Lake ?znik in the northwestern province of Bursa is now set to become an underwater museum. 

The underwater museum project, approved by the Culture and Tourism Ministry, will be carried out by the Bursa Metropolitan Municipality, the sponsor of the project.  

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