Turkey is set to release about 40,000 prisoners to make space for a large number of people suspected of orchestrating the coup d’etat that took place on 15th July. Apart from military personnel, a number of journalists, teachers, doctors, government employees, bureaucrats and lawyers.
Turkey is still under emergency laws and a decree issued yesterday stated that approximately 40,000 prisoners who are behind the bars for non-violent crimes, will be released. Turkish government is dealing with post coup situations with an iron fist. Arresting large number of people from different social sectors has created a stress on public service system. Turkish human rights associations are claiming that prisoners are being treated unfairly and kept in harsh conditions.