As Turkey works to fight the coronavirus pandemic, its parliament will debate a new bill meant to protect from violence the people on the fight’s front line, its healthcare workers.

“The bill will be debated by the Justice Committee on Monday, but it might be incorporated in the penal reform bill being debated by the full parliament,” Ramazan Can, lawmaker from the central Kirikkale province, told Anadolu Agency.

If it is added to the penal reform bill, it could skip the committee, he added.

The bill would strengthen penalties for violence towards healthcare workers.

Under the bill, penalties for

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