Turkey ranks 96th among 180 countries in 2021 Corruption Perceptions Index

Berlin-based NGO Transparency International has released its annual 2021 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), which ranked Turkey at the 96th place among 180 countries. Turkey has dropped 43 places in the index since 2013.

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Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) is based on the assessments of experts, NGOs, and the business community regarding the corruption of a country’s public sector.

According to the Index’s 2021 results, Turkey ranked 96th among 180 countries with 38 points, thereby losing 12 points dropping by 43 places in the ranking since 2013.

The CPI ranks countries around the world by their perceived levels of public sector corruption. The results are given on a scale of 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean).

The results showed that Turkey was amongst the countries that lost the most points in the past 10 years, alongside Australia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Canada, Chile, the Republic of Cyprus, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Lebanon, Liberia, Luxembourg, Mali, Mongolia, Nicaragua, Philippines, Poland, Saint Lucia, South Sudan, Syria, the US and Venezuela.

Turkey’s score was lower than that of all the member states of the European Union, Bulgaria ranking just above it, at the 42nd place. Turkey also ranked 37th out of the 38 OECD countries.

While Denmark, New Zealand and Finland shared the Index’s first place with 88 points each, and Norway, Sweden and Singapore shared the second place with 85 points, Syria, Somalia and South Sudan ranked last with 13 points each.