Conclusion: Development, Ethics and Culture


TURKISH STUDIES, vol.13, no.1, pp.101-108, 2012 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/14683849.2012.653124
  • Journal Name: TURKISH STUDIES
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.101-108
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


There is no doubt that corruption in Turkey has a continuing and pervasive presence, with less evidence that it is diminishing and more evidence that corruption continues to be embedded in the political and administrative structures. On the other hand, it is also clear that Turkey has substantial legal and institutional means to address corruption. Part of the reason that they do not appear to have significantly impacted on corruption may be the countervailing influences of enduring cultural traditions within the public sector and among citizens. The article, in taking an overview of the articles in the Issue, emphasizes the role of awareness and training in ethics for both citizens and public officials as a central and integral aspect of any continuing reform agenda.