Fight in the Turkish Parliament – level 3

17-01-2017 07:00

Scuffles broke out between the ruling and the opposition legislators in the Turkish parliament during a debate over changes to the law that would expand the president’s powers.

President Erdogan supports the amendments, saying that strong leadership will make Turkey stronger, but critics fear that the changes will give him too many powers with too few checks.

Difficult words: scuffle (a short fight), amendment (a piece of legislation), check (a way to keep a part of the government from being too powerful).

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