Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

 

Let’s make no mistake: Corruption is a global virus inflicting, in varying degrees, all countries, developing and developed alike. With their strict property rights, mature institutions and well-paid civil servants; developed countries are less likely to suffer from systemic corruption. Public scrutiny of government makes corruption very difficult to get away with. Hence, corruption occurs mostly in countries where the rule of law and institutions are weak or non-existent, where independent professional media and civil society agencies are absent, and where there is no independent judiciary or legal oversight. 
 
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Mehmet Öğütçü
Mehmet Öğütçü
From the Desk of the Editor Over the last couple of years, Turkey has weathered multiples storms in close succession: two general elections that took place in a polarized political climate, an escalation of the Turkey-PKK conflict, a crisis with Russia, the 2016 failed coup attempt followed by state of emergency measures, and the continued threat of terrorist attacks. The aftermath of the constitutional referendum in April...
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