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Turkish corruption probe row deepens
Turkey has dismissed 350 police officers in the capital Ankara in the biggest shake-up since a corruption inquiry targeting government allies.Hours later the top judiciary body said it would investigate alleged misconduct by officials overseeing the inquiry.The sons of three cabinet ministers were among more than 50 detained in raids ...
Romania ex-PM Adrian Nastase jailed in bribery case
Romania's supreme court has sentenced former Prime Minister Adrian Nastase to four years in prison for taking bribes.He was also given three years for blackmail, to run concurrently. The court found that two Romanian officials had helped Nastase to get Chinese goods for private properties in 2001-2004.His wife Dana Nastase ...
Transparency International new year Message
2013 was a special year for all involved in Transparency International. We celebrated the dedicated people who met in The Hague twenty years ago to create an organisation that would fight corruption. In November, our 20th anniversary conference and Annual Membership Meeting in Berlin honoured Peter Eigen, Laurence Cockcroft, Peter ...
Iranian gold stars in Turkish corruption scandal
It is difficult to predict how the bribery/corruption investigation into several Turkish ministers will end. Although there are those who frame the event as a power struggle between the Fethullah Gulen movement and the government, conspiracy theories expand its dimensions to include the United States and Iran. With the detentions ...
Another Senior Chinese Official Fired In Corruption Crackdown
A senior official in China's Ministry of Public Security has been sacked for "disciplinary violations", state media said Wednesday, the latest target in a corruption crackdown by the ruling Communist Party.Li Dongsheng, formerly a vice minister of public security, was removed from his various posts for "severe violations of discipline", ...
Any corruption in Turkey will not be covered up: President ...
(Reuters) - Any corruption in Turkey will not be covered up and will be subject to independent court adjudication, President Abdullah Gul said on Tuesday in his first comments about a week-long graft scandal that has shaken the government."Many reforms have been carried out in Turkey. In a country where ...
Thousands in anti-corruption protests; Erdogan defiant
(Reuters) - Thousands took to the streets of Istanbul on Sunday to protest against the government over a corruption scandal that has led to multiple arrests and exposed a rift between Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and an influential U.S.-based Muslim cleric.Twenty-four people, including the sons of two ministers and the ...
Tokyo governor resigns over corruption allegations
Inose admits to receiving money from a hospital chain, claiming it was an interest-free personal loan.ANKARATokyo Governor Naoki Inose, who helped his city secure the 2020 Olympics, resigned on Thursday after revelations that he had received 50 million yen (nearly 480,200 dollars) from a private hospital."I shouldn't be delaying government ...
Erdogan Purges Turkish Police Saying He’ll Expose Political Plot
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan dismissed dozens of police chiefs as he vowed to fight a corruption probe targeting his party, while the country’s top business group warned the dispute may destabilize the economy.Istanbul’s top policeman, Huseyin Capkin, was among those dismissed yesterday, the state-run Anatolia news agency said. ...
Corruption Is ‘Public Enemy Number One’ *
WASHINGTON, December 19, 2013 - Declaring corruption “public enemy number one” in developing countries, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim today described how the Bank Group is stepping up its fight against corruption, and he called upon developing world partners and the private sector to be part of the ...
Spanish police raid ruling party HQ in graft probe
(Reuters) - Spanish police searched the headquarters of the ruling People's Party (PP) for 14 hours as part of a corruption investigation that earlier this year threatened to destabilize the government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.Police entered late on Thursday on the order of examining Magistrate Pablo Ruz, searching for ...
Middle East and North Africa: Holding Public and Private Corruption ...
Since December 9th was "International Anti-Corruption Day", global watchdog Transparency International encouraged dialogue over Twitter using the meme #StoptheCorrupt. Unfortunately, it was hard to track down the few tweets from the Arab World, specifically using the meme #StoptheCorrupt, who responded to the TI report.In early December, Transparency International, a German-based ...
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