Archive | December, 2014

The rise of partisan favouritism in Turkey

Nepotism, cronyism, favouritism and blatant disregard for conflicts of interest have never been so widespread and shameless in Turkey. By revealing the extent of patronage during the rule of the Justice and Development Party (AKP), the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has shown us how an effective opposition can fulfil the vital role of […]

Increasingly corrupt Turkey? No, it’s our new way of life

Two days after taking over the presidency of G20, with a responsibility to implement an anti-corruption action plan, Turkey has suffered one of the biggest slumps in Transparency International’s the latest edition of Corruption Perceptions Index . Measuring how people feel about the level of corruption among their public officials, Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index […]