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Turkey sinks on corruption index as activists point to public tender system

Transparency International says there has been a “significant decline” in Turkey’s tackling of graft over the last decade.
Supporters and parliamentarians of Republican People's Party demonstrate against corruption and bribery on Dec. 17, 2014, in Ankara.

ISTANBUL — When an exiled Turkish mob boss made a series of accusations last year against figures linked to the government, including murder and drug trafficking, his claims captivated the public.

But months after posting the first of his online videos, Sedat Peker’s allegations remain to be investigated by any official agency — an indication of the dire state of anti-corruption practices in Turkey, according to experts.

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