Region: Turkey

Investigation into Turkish corruption may be reopened

Turkey’s former police chief, Yakup Saygili, who has been in jail for 10 months without charge, said on 6 July that the major corruption investigation he led in 2013 may be re-opened by Turkey’s new parliament.

06 July 2015

People News

A round-up of the week’s latest promotions and people moves, including the departure of Preet Bharara’s right-hand man and two managing directors from General Electric Capital leaving for Treliant Risk Advisors.

26 June 2015

Turkey fires prosecutors and judge who investigated senior politicians

A judicial body in Turkey that oversees the appointment of the country’s top legal positions has dismissed four prosecutors and one judge for their part in an alleged attempt to topple the government.

18 May 2015

GE in-house counsel attacks DG Comp’s indifference to compliance

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General Electric’s senior competition counsel in Europe has said the European Commission’s failure to differentiate between companies that take compliance seriously and those that “couldn’t care less” is a “fundamental problem of the EU system”.

16 March 2015

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

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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

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