Current trade policy merely perpetuates old colonial dynamics to expand the plutocratic neoliberal order. It should be replaced by a truly democratic social order where investment decisions are placed in the hands of the people most affected by them.
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Under compassionate release, people who are over the age of 65, suffer from chronic or serious medical conditions and have served at least half their sentence can apply to be released early, allowing them to spend their remaining days at home with their family and loved ones. However, compassionate release is granted infrequently.
Following the failed military coup, President's Erdoğan's government embarked on a massive purge of academics and intellectuals, which has had a chilling effect on both research and free speech. Erdoğan also banned academics from leaving the country and demanded that anyone currently abroad immediately return in order to facilitate the investigation of the coup.