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    Turkey plans to release 38,000 prisoners to make space for coup plotters in jails

    http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-t...nap-story.html

    Turkey on Wednesday issued a decree paving the way for the conditional release of 38,000 prisoners, the justice minister said — an apparent move to reduce its prison population to make space for thousands of people who have been arrested as part of an investigation into last month's failed coup.

    The decree allows the release of inmates who have two years or less to serve of their prison terms and makes convicts who have served half of their prison term eligible for parole. Some prisoners are excluded from the measures: people convicted of murder, domestic violence, sexual abuse or terrorism and other crimes against the state.

    The measures would not apply for crimes committed after July 1, excluding any people later convicted of coup involvement.

    Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said on his Twitter account that the measure would lead to the release of about 38,000 people. He insisted that it was not a pardon or an amnesty but a conditional release of prisoners.

    The government says the July 15 coup, which led to at least 270 deaths, was carried out by followers of the movement led by U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen who have infiltrated the military and other state institutions. Gulen has denied any prior knowledge or involvement in the coup but Turkey is demanding that the United States extradite him.

    The Turkish government declared a state of emergency and launched a massive crackdown on Gulen's supporters in the aftermath of the coup. Approximately 35,000 people have been detained for questioning and more than 17,000 of them have been formally arrested to face trial, including soldiers, police, judges and journalists.

    Tens of thousands more people with suspected links to Gulen have been suspended or dismissed from their jobs in the judiciary, media, education, healthcare, military and local government.

    The government crackdown has raised concerns among European nations and human rights organizations, who have urged the Turkish government to show restraint.
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    zerohedge ‏@zerohedge 3 minHá 3 minutos
    TURKEY REMOVED 79,900 PUBLIC EMPLOYEES AFTER COUP ATTEMPT: PM
    TURKEY JAILED 20,355 PEOPLE ON COUP ATTEMPT: PM

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    And they'll release them at the Greek and Bulgarian borders...Castro style.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenequity View Post
    zerohedge ‏@zerohedge 3 minHá 3 minutos
    TURKEY REMOVED 79,900 PUBLIC EMPLOYEES AFTER COUP ATTEMPT: PM
    TURKEY JAILED 20,355 PEOPLE ON COUP ATTEMPT: PM
    Now that's a good way to cut the government payroll.
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    "Debt is the drug, Wall St. Banksters are the dealers, and politicians are the addicts." - B4L
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    Now that's a good way to cut the government payroll.
    Ha! I have thought so from the start.
    alas... Erdo is already $#@!ing it up.
    They have started 'new hiring practices' for military and police personnel...
    You no longer have to pass a reading exam...
    and
    they are pretty much following a Sunni 'pledge of allegiance' as the acid test for hiring.
    So... dumbing down the rank and file gov bots with illiterate, religious zealots.
    What could go wrong?
    Last edited by goldenequity; 08-17-2016 at 04:41 PM.



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