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Turkey Corruption

How to Fix Turkey's Fall From International Favor

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 05.12.2015 | World
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

The world wants Turkey to be back on the international trade and regional diplomacy track, but that's only possible if corruption and crackdowns discontinue. The biggest obstacle, at this point, to a lasting and successful Erdogan presidency is Erdogan himself.

Turkish PM Calls Corruption Probe A 'Coup Attempt'

Reuters | Posted 03.08.2015 | World

By Gulsen Solaker ANKARA, Jan 6 (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said graft allegations against four former minister...

Turkey's Erdogan Prepares for Another Showdown After Mine Accident

James Stafford | Posted 07.20.2014 | World
James Stafford

The mining accident has already reinvigorated the corruption scandal and the investigations that had been largely quashed by Erdogan in the run-up to 30 March local elections, in which the AKP won an unexpectedly significant victory.

Has the Turkish Miracle Come to an End?

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 04.27.2014 | World
Arzu Kaya Uranli

Mr. Erdoğan's heavy-handed style, his reluctance to tolerate criticism and his tendency to control the legal system has caused a seriously problematic political environment and it's the last thing Turkey needs right now.

The Long Road to Turkey's EU Accession

Ali Breland | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics
Ali Breland

Despite German Chancellor Angela Merkel's recent comments about keeping Turkey's European Union bid on the table, Turkey still has a along way to go before it makes its way to an EU membership.

Turkey Is Going Back to the Old Days

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 04.13.2014 | Media
Arzu Kaya Uranli

It seems that Turkey is confidently on its way to becoming a member of the "freedom league" --- with such players as China, Saudi Arabia, Iran and North Korea, where freedom of speech and human rights are secondary issues.

How Does Turkey Look From the U.S.?

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Arzu Kaya Uranli

"What does Turkey look like from abroad?," is the most common question I've been hearing recently when I contact someone in Turkey. What can I say? Since last May, Turkey's image in the U.S. has noticeably been going somewhere we don't want to know...

Another Major Setback For Turkish PM Erdogan

Reuters | Posted 02.26.2014 | World

ANKARA, Dec 27 (Reuters) - A Turkish court blocked a government attempt to force police to disclose investigations to their superiors, officials sai...

Turkish PM Reshuffles Cabinet Amidst Corruption Scandal

Reuters | Orhan Coskun and Ece Toksabay | Posted 12.27.2013 | World

By Dan Williams ISTANBUL, Dec 26 (Reuters) - Turkey's opposition accused scandal-hit Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday of tryi...

Massive Graft Probe Targets Government Allies

Reuters | Posted 02.17.2014 | World

By Humeyra Pamuk and Ece Toksabay ANKARA/ISTANBUL, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Five senior Turkish police officers have been sacked a day after...