After Russia, Turkey is Europe’s Largest Jailer, Report Says

Turkish soldiers at the Silivri Prison in Istanbul, February 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE/TOLGA BOZOGLU

The survey, known as the SPACE Report, provides comprehensive data from 49 European prison administrations on issues including total prison populations, incarceration rates, sentences, offences and staffing as well as rates of mortality, suicide and escape.

Tens of thousands rally against COVID curbs in Europe and Australia

Tens of thousands took to the streets in cities across Europe and Australia on Nov. 20 as anger mounted over fresh COVID restrictions imposed against a resurgent pandemic.

And Dutch police faced a second night of rioting - this time in The Hague - after the previous night's violence in the port city of Rotterdam.

Prison population declines by over 8 pct in Turkey

The population of prisons in Turkey has decreased by 8.5 percent to some 266,831 as of Dec. 31, 2020, compared to the same day of 2019, figures from the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) show.  

"A total of 96 percent of the inmates are males, leaving with just 4 percent female prisoners," TÜİK said in a statement on Nov. 2.

Covid task force to recommend two scenarios, including lockdown

Ljubljana – A group of experts advising the government on Covid-19 will propose two scenarios to the government to address the rapidly deteriorating epidemiological situation in Slovenia, including a 10-day lockdown, the STA has learnt from a well-placed yet unofficial source.