Turkey to release tens of thousands of prisoners over virus fears except for journalists and politicians

There are 17 confirmed cases of Covid-19 among prisoners, including three deaths, and 79 prison personnel have also tested positive 

Turkey’s parliament on Tuesday passed a law that will allow the release of tens of thousands of prisoners to ease overcrowding in jails and protect detainees from the coronavirus, but which critics slam for excluding those jailed on terrorism charges. 

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/04/14/turkey-release-tens-thousands-prisoners-virus-fears-except-journalists/