Discussion 3

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INT 113 Module Three Discussion Sample: Political Ideologies and Corruption 

Follow the format of this post to complete your own analysis. You will use some of the same resources cited in the references, so follow the same citation format. 

Government Overview (Central Intelligence Agency, 2015) 

Government Type 

· Republican Parliamentary Democracy 

Political Leader(s) 

· President Recep Tayyip Erdogan 

Political Pressure (or Opposition) Groups 

· AKP – Justice and Development Party 

· HDP – People’s Democratic Party (pro-Kurdish) 

· Recent elections showed support for the HDP party (Robins-Early, 2015) 

Recent Changes in Governing Rule

· Erdogan took office in 2014 

Corruption (Transparency International, 2015) 

Bribe Index Rank: 19/28 Score: 7.5/10 

Corruption Perception Index Rank: 64/175 Score: 45/100 

OECD Anti-Bribery Convention Enforcement: Little 

Control of Corruption Rank: 58% 

Business Observations 

· There may be some risks associated with the growing support of the HDP party. Erdogan is part of the AKP party so the vote for parliamentary elections, which revealed a loss of support for the AKP, would mean a shift in power in the next presidential race (Robins-Early, 2015). 

· The Bribe Index for Turkey indicates there would be mild concerns for bribery, but the rating was last updated in 2011. 

· The CPI of 45/100, updated in 2014, indicates a moderate chance for corruption in Turkey. Companies should be aware and remain alert, but risks could be higher in other countries. 

· The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention shows there is little support for combatting corruption. As a business, do not expect much government support. The Control of Corruption rating supports this further by highlighting mild governance. 

· Establishing corporate policies and addressing issues of corruption within the organization is a first step. This sets the example for all employees to follow. It is also important for organizations to be aware that bribery could be a moderate issue and should be a consideration regarding competition. 


Central Intelligence Agency. (2015). The world factbook: Turkey. Retrieved from https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the


Robins-Early, N. (2015). Photos capture celebrations in Turkey after election results come in. The Huffington Post. Retrieved from 


Transparency International. (2015). Corruption by country/territory: Turkey. Retrieved from