Turkish prisons are home to a total of 405 inmates with doctoral (PhD) degrees in a large variety of areas and career fields, while the number of inmates with postgraduate degrees stands at 2,190.
According to a report by the General Directorate of Prisons and Detention Houses, 26,592 prisoners have at least one college degrees.
Following a failed coup attempt in July 2016, the Turkish government has launched a massive crackdown with mass detentions and arrests, as a result of which more than 600,000 people have been investigated to date on terrorism or coup charges and nearly 30,000 are still in prison.
Ceza ve Tevkifleri Genel Müdürlüğü'nün 31 Mart 2022'de açıkladığı istatistiğe göre cezaevlerinde,
ÜNİVERSİTE bitiren 26 bin 592
YÜKSEK LİSANS mezunu 2 bin 190
DOKTORALI 405 tutuklu ve hükümlü var.
— Sevinç Özarslan (@sevincozarslan) June 4, 2022