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Turkey passes law to free 45,000 prisoners due to coronavirus pandemic

Turkey’s parliament on Tuesday passed a law to allow tens of thousands of prisoners to be released to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the country’s overcrowded prisons, but the exclusion of those jailed on “terrorism” charges in the crackdown following the 2016 coup drew criticism. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party and nationalist […]