Member of parliament from Republican People's Party Ali Ihsan Kokturk's nose bleeds in Ankara

Opposition MP Ali Ihsan Kokturk wipes away blood after the brawl

Turkish politicians have had to undergo hospital treatment after a brawl erupted during a parliament session.

Dozens of MPs were involved in the brawl during a tense 20-hour debate on a law which boosts the country's government control over the appointment of judges.

Party members traded insults across the chamber before the fight broke out.

The battle for control of the Higher Council of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK), which appoints senior members of the judiciary, lies at the heart of a feud between Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and influential US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen.

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Brawl among MPs in Turkish Parliament

The brawl erupted after a heated debate on a new law