Transparency International (TI) released its 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) on Wednesday, writing that while a handful of nations in Europe and Central Asia have improved, many are seeing corruption grow while civil society space and democracy shrinks.
State police arrested media mogul and politician Fahrudin Radoncic Monday on suspicion of obstructing justice, according to a statement by the state Prosecutor’s Office.
German and Turkish police Wednesday arrested 35 suspects and broke up a human trafficking ring that had been smuggling Syrian refugees across the Mediterranean and into Europe, according to the New York Times.
A man from Kansas and a woman from Texas have been arrested by the FBI in connection with a multimillion dollar fraud targeting a Turkish businessman, according to a news release by the U.S Attorney’s Office in Kansas City, Kansas.
Turkish authorities have captured a vessel carrying more than 13 tons of marijuana that was reportedly meant to be distributed to European countries, according to the state-run Anadolu Agency (AA) news portal.
Joining the war of words escalating between Turkey and Russia, the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) deny that the satellite images Russian defense officials displayed at a briefing in Moscow last week showed Islamic State (IS) militants selling oil to Turkey.
Two people were arrested Sunday when Serbian police found more than 16 kilograms of heroin hidden in a truck crossing into the country at its border with Bulgaria.
The Kremlin has revealed satellite images that it claims prove Turkey traded oil with Islamic State (IS) militants at a defense briefing, reports BBC World News.
The European Commission (EC) has urged Turkey and Western Balkan governments to tackle organized crime and corruption if they want to meet European Union (EU) membership requirements.
An Afghan man was shot and killed late Thursday evening on the Bulgarian-Turkish border in the first such deadly incident on a European Union (EU) border since the beginning of the refugee crisis.
The zone just past the border entry from Turkey to Georgia where political operative Kakha Kividze was arrested on narcotics charges.When a Hyundai sedan assigned to the chairman of the Batumi City Council was involved in a middle-of-the-night drug arrest at the Turkey-Georgia border three years ago, the council chairman was allowed to walk away.
Turkish authorities have arrested four people they suspect of being human traffickers responsible for the deaths of at least 12 Syrian refugees who drowned as their two boats sank on Wednesday.
Turkey's President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has issued a blunt threat to Germany: if Germany doesn't extradite two Turkish prosecutors pronto, Turkey may refuse extraditions that Germany might want in the future.
Two prosecutors who allegedly oversaw the 2013 Turkish government corruption probe have fled the country only hours before arrest warrants were issued for them.
A US-based correspondent for the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet may be facing libel charges after writing a book that criticizes Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Border guards at the Sarpi checkpoint between Turkey and Georgia Friday detained two Georgian nationals for allegedly carrying 1.2 kg of cesium, a highly radioactive substance that can be used to build "dirty bombs."
By Michael Mattson
World leaders continue the search for solutions this week to a human trafficking crisis in the Mediterranean.
Turkish police have seized 358 kilograms of heroin from a flat in Istanbul.
Two former police officers accused of wiretapping Turkey’s President Erdogan were arrested late on Saturday at Istanbul airport after being extradited from Bucharest, Romania.
More than 60 journalists have been targeted by 100 lawsuits since a corruption probe incriminated government ministers in 2013, according to a prominent member of the Turkish Journalism Association (TGC).
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