Turkey strips three legislators of seats, setting off protest

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s parliament on Thursday stripped three opposition party deputies of their legislative seats, setting off a raucous protest inside the assembly hall by colleagues who accused the ruling party of an assault on democracy. Deputy Speaker Sureyya Sadi Bilgic read out appeals court decisions confirming the legislators’ convictions, a process that automatically leads to the deputies’ losing their legal immunity and parliamentary seats. More details in Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin