Release for 38,000 prisoners jailed before coup
Turkey parole 38,000 prisoners jailed before the failed coup last month, while prisons are crowded with new detainees.
Some of the 23,000 people detained or arrested since July coup, although the government did not move, said it is freeing up space for them.
The justice minister said those who have served half of their sentence, rather than two-thirds, would be eligible.
He said that crimes such as murder and sexual assault to be excluded.
It is clear that the campaign after the coup, has stretched the Prison Service to the breaking point and there is an urgent need extra capacity, reports from Istanbul.
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Turkey Guests prisons has tripled since 2002, when the Justice and Development Party Chairman Recep Tayyip Erdogan came to power, and notes.