A company known for its close ties to the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) was granted authority to print tax labels for alcohol and tobacco, a task that had been outsourced to a Swiss firm for 12 years. Although the Turkish Treasury ended the contract with the Swiss company, they chose to sign the business to a private Turkish firm.
Ankara has failed to make payments to private suppliers in the western province of Eskişehir for over a year, bringing the manufacturers to the brink of dysfunction. The companies' supply of medical equipment was part of a state tender that mandated payments every 120 to 200 days.
A private contractor has owed Turkish State Railways (TCDD) almost eight million liras for 13 years. Turkey's court of accounts initially ruled that a transaction during the construction of high-speed trains was irregular, and that the sum be returned to the state.
Turkey's Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled that a defendant employer who tracked the correspondence of his employee via a computer program he designed could not use this information as a reason for termination.