The decision of the EU to grant Turkey candidate status in Helsinki Summit in 1999 and the financial crisis of 2000–2001 have given rise to a more serious and a comprehensive fight against corruption in the country. Since then, Turkey‘s anti-corruption legislation is robust on paper. Yet, the amendemetns in legal infrastructure and in most of the administrative institutions and mechanisms, however, are not operated properly in practice. The recent legal amendments seem to be largely decoupled from the prevailing informal institutions and behavioral practices which explains why corruption has remained at a persistently high level, and still affects many spheres of public life in Turkey.

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  1. gelibolu

    Malatya, Erzincan, Elazığ, Elbistan’daki dört şeker fabrikası daha özelleştirilip 500 milyon TL karşılığında bir şirkete satıldı. Ancak sadece Malatya Şeker Fabrikası’nın arazi değerinin 540 milyon TL olduğu ortaya çıktı!

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