Region: Turkey

Turkey: anti-corruption and preventive measures: Turkey's perspective

Featured in The European, Middle Eastern and African Investigations Review 2015

Turkey, as an emerging economy, has been responsive to the increasing anti-corruption efforts being made throughout the world. While it has an adequate legal framework in place, recent studies published by the OECD and Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index (CPI) showed that Turkey's ranking dropped during 2014.

02 February 2015

Turkey investigating illegal wiretapping in corruption probe

Turkish police are investigating members of Turkey’s telecommunications body, Telecommunications Directorate (TİB), and scientific research group, Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK), in connection with a series of alleged illegal wiretaps that have led to a major corruption investigation, according to reports.

21 January 2015

Investigations in Turkey face "up to one year" delay

The Turkish government’s attempts to increase its influence over the police and the judiciary following a major corruption scandal could have a serious impact on investigations in the country, lawyers say.

15 January 2015

Rakoff forces disclosure despite French blocking statute

Featured in Investigator's Guide to New York

SDNY Judge Jed Rakoff has forced several banks to disclose documents held in France, despite a risk of prosecution under France’s blocking statute.

05 January 2015

IBA Tokyo: anti-corruption update

The IBA’s Anti-Corruption Committee today presented an update on legal developments and enforcement action around the world.

22 October 2014

Turkey decriminalises attempts to influence prosecutors

Turkey has abolished the criminal offence of seeking to influence judicial authorities, which could allow the government and private parties to interfere in criminal investigations without facing legal consequences.

18 August 2014

Herrick lands former EDNY criminal chief

Former federal prosecutor Victor Rocco has joined US firm Herrick, Feinstein as partner to lead the firm’s white-collar defence and investigations practice from New York.

09 July 2014

Arnold & Porter lawyer opens DC arbitration boutique

Latin American specialist Margarita Sánchez, a former associate at Arnold & Porter, has opened an arbitration and anti-corruption boutique in Washington, DC. By Leo Szolnoki.

12 June 2014

Marc Henzelin: European investigations, Swiss banks and unusual clients

GIR editorial board member Marc Henzelin is an investigations, international business crime defence and asset recovery lawyer at Lalive in Geneva.

07 May 2014

Turkey financial enforcer replaces 14 senior staff

Turkey’s Capital Markets Board (SPK) has dismissed three deputy chairs and 11 department heads, the agency announced on Friday. Cihan, a Turkish news agency, reports the agency said dismissals were made because of “management necessity”.

28 April 2014

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