Deputy revived by cardioversion, in ICU after he gets punched
A Turkish deputy was hospitalized on Tuesday following a scuffle between the deputies of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and nationalist opposition Good Party in the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TBMM).
After a punch delivered by AKP deputy Zafer Isik, Good Party deputy Huseyin Ors, who had an underlying heart condition and a heart battery, collapsed, and was first taken to the infirmary, then to the hospital, +Gercek reported.
Ors suffered a coronary artery spasm and is being treated in an intensive care unit, +Gercek said.
Good Party deputy and medical doctor Aylin Cesur said after she visited the hospital that Ors was revived by cardioversion.
Cesur added that after restoring a regular heart rhythm, Ors was put into a state of unconsciousness. "He is still in critical condition," she said.
Zafer Isik spoke to Diken after the incident. He said:
"These kind of things happen in the parliament. I will not apologize. Our parliamentary group might release a statement if they think it's necessary."