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Global crime index paints gloomy portrait of Turkey

A recent report by Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime indicates that organized crime may not always have a confrontational relationship with the state, and Turkey is a case in point.
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Turkey ranks 12th among 193 UN members on a newly published world criminality index. It ranks fifth in Asia among 46 states, after only Afghanistan, Myanmar, Iran and Iraq. 

This data was compiled by the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC), an independent civil society organization in Geneva, Switzerland. Its global network includes members in law enforcement, governance and development, all with the common goal of creating innovative strategies to combat organized crime. 

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