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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.

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February 19, 2015: Orhan Duzgun, a member of Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party, falls down during a scuffle with the ruling AK Party over boosting police powersReuters
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February 12, 2015: Members of Julius Malema's Economic Freedom Fighters (in red) clash with security officials after being ordered out of the chamber during South African President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address in Cape TownRodger Bosch/Reuters
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January 22, 2015: Constitution assembly members scuffle in the Nepalese parliament on the final day to draft the new constitution in KathmanduReuters
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August 4, 2014: Muhyettin Aksak, a lawmaker from the ruling AK Party, punches Nationalist Movement Party's Sinan Ogan during a debate at the Turkish parliament in Ankara. Legislators from Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party and the opposition Nationalist Movement Party were discussing establishing an inquiry into Islamist militants fighting in neighbouring Iraq and SyriaReuters
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July 15, 2014: Pro-democracy politician Leung Kwok-hung is stopped by security guards as he throws a plastic hammer towards Hong Kong Chief Secretary Carrie Lam during a meeting on proposing electoral reformsBobby Yip/Reuters
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February 15, 2014: Republican People's Party MP Ali Ihsan Kokturk's nose bleeds as Turkish politicians scuffle during a debate on a draft law which will give the government tighter control over the appointment of judges and prosecutors, at a parliamentary session in AnkaraReuters
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January 15, 2014: Opposition MPs throw buckwheat at newly-elected deputy Viktor Pylypyshyn as he takes the oath in Ukrainian Parliament in Kiev. In Ukraine, buckwheat is a symbol of corruptionValentyn Ogirenko/Reuters
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August 2, 2013: Huang Wen-ling, a legislator from the main opposition Taiwan Solidarity Union, throws water during a scuffle in the Taipei parliament before a vote is taken on whether to build a fourth nuclear power plantSam Yeh/AFP
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February 27, 2013: Pro-democracy politician Leung Kwok-hung throws a cloud-shaped cushion at Hong Kong's Financial Secretary John Tsang to demand a universal retirement protection scheme during the annual budget report at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. The sign reads "No more nonsense. Set up universal retirement protection scheme now."Tyrone Siu/Reuters
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December 13, 2012: MPs fight for a second time in two days, during the second session of the newly-elected Ukrainian parliament in KievSergei Supinsky/AFP
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December 12, 2012: Members of parliament scuffle with colleagues at the first session of the newly-elected Ukrainian parliament in KievAndrew Kravchenko/Reuters
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July 30, 2012: Oleg Lyashko douses vice-speaker of the Ukrainian parliament, Adam Martynyuk, during an extraordinary session of the Ukrainian parliament in KievReuters
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February 8, 2012: Mahmut Tanal, from Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party, and Muhittin Aksak of the ruling AK Party scuffle during a debate at the parliament in AnkaraReuters
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October 26, 2011: Claudio Barbato, a member of the opposition FLI party, fights with Fabio Ranieri from the Northern League in the Italian Parliament in RomeGiuseppe Lami/Ansa/Reuters
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May 18, 2011: Adam Martynyuk, vice speaker of the Ukrainian parliament, scuffles with Oleg Lyashko during a session in the chamber in KievTatyana Bondarenko/Reuters
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July 8, 2010: Opposition Democratic Progressive Party legislators scuffle with ruling Nationalist Party politicians (top) in Taipei. MPs threw objects, splashed water and kicked one another, sending two to hospital, in a brawl over how to ratify a trade pact with ChinaNicky Loh/Reuters
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April 21, 2010: Opposition Democratic Progressive Party politicians cover the mouth of Nationalist legislator Chao Li-yun during a parliament session in Taipei to discuss a bill amendment on whether students from mainland China would be allowed to attend Taiwan universitiesReuters
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March 2, 2010:An Indonesian MP is led away after a scuffle during a hearing over a controversial bank bail-out in Jakarta. Politicians shouted at one another as they were divided over whether to prosecute the two most respected economic brains in Yudhoyono's cabinet, who were accused of "abuse of power" in the 2008 bailout decisionAndra/AFP
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July 22, 2009: An opposition legislator screams after being dragged away by ruling party politicians during a scuffle in parliament in Seoul after the ruling Grand National Party railroaded bills designed to ease curbs on media ownershipJung Yeon-je/AFP
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December 18, 2008: South Korean opposition party legislators scuffle with ruling party politicians outside a parliamentary committee room in Seoul after the country's ruling Grand National Party tried to push for ratification of a free trade pact with the United States.Park Kyung-mo/AFP
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May 28, 2007: Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) MP Idris Sami Tandogdu (R) and an unidentified CHP MP (rear R) hit Turkey's ruling Ak Party MP Alim Tunc during a debate in the Turkish parliament in AnkaraNuri Kaynar/Reuters
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May 8, 2007: Taiwanese legislators treat a colleague who was injured during a fight in parliament in TaipeiReuters