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February 19, 2015: Main opposition Republican People's Party and ruling AK Party politicians trade blows during a debate on a legislation to boost police powers, at the Turkish Parliament in Ankara

Turkish politicians have scuffled for a second day in parliament over a new security bill which critics say aims to crush dissent. Ruling and opposition parties' MPs traded punches and pushed each other, and one opposition MP fell down a set of stairs. Earlier in the week, five MPs were injured in a similar fight that saw chairs fly.

In this gallery, we look at parliamentary punch-ups around the world (but mostly Turkey, Ukraine and Taiwan) in recent years.