Turkey to Free 38,000 Prisoners as Coup Arrests Crowd Jails

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  • Inmates with less than 2 years to parole eligible for release
  • Plan follows arrest of thousands after attempted coup in July

Why Turkey Is a Nation Divided

Turkey will release more than a fifth of its convicts to ease congestion in prisons that have been packed with thousands of people arrested in connection with last month’s failed coup.

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