The penal reform law in Turkey to reduce overcrowding in prisons and protect prisoners against coronavirus will meet the expectations of the citizens at a higher rate regarding the manifestation of justice, the Turkish president said on Tuesday.

Turkey’s parliament ratified a penal reform bill early Tuesday aimed at reducing the sentences of thousands of prisoners, paving the way for their release in a bid to ease overcrowding and protect them from the coronavirus.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a statement that the country started a comprehensive study which will completely reconsider the crime and sanction balance in Turkey’s

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