Turkish party meeting erupts into fist fight
May 19, 1997
Web posted at: 11:24 p.m. EDT (0324 GMT)
ANKARA, Turkey (CNN) -- An ultra-nationalist party gathered Monday to elect a new leader, but the party congress degenerated into a brawl.
Supporters of two rival candidates threw chairs and punches, and gunfire was even heard. Party members recessed indefinitely after the fight.
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The Nationalist Action Party holds no seats in Parliament, but is still considered a major player in policies affecting Turkey's right-wing parties.
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