The Turkish authorities ahead of time to release about 90 000 prisoners, according to Cumhuriyet. Thus, they want to prevent the spread of coronavirus in penal institutions.
Turkish MPs voted for a reduction of the total number of inmates by one third.
Such a plan harshly criticized by the opposition as the Amnesty only applies to those who have been convicted of criminal offenses. The political opposition, condemned, for example, for terrorism, in the lists of amnestied missed. The release began on April 15.