Gray listing is the harbinger of “black”

Experts have assessed Turkey’s gray list on black money. While political scientist Berk Esen said the AKP’s authoritarian regime was behind this, Prof. Faruk Şen says: “This is a threat to the blacklist.”

Gray listing is the harbinger of “black”


The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), affiliated with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), has announced that Turkey has been placed on the gray list, which requires tighter monitoring due to its shortcomings in the prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing. With this decision, Turkey will be subject to the control of the International Cooperation Review Group of the institution. It should also be noted that countries with authoritarian regimes such as Albania and Pakistan are included in the list, with the exception of Turkey.

Sabanci University faculty member Berk Esen pointed out that the inclusion of Turkey on the watch list by the OECD Financial Action Task Force, of which Turkey is a member, is the result of the authoritarian regime and client capitalism put in place by Erdoğan recently. Esen said Turkey was graylisted with the decision announced yesterday: “Turkey was included in the list for the first time in 2011 during the AKP period, but it was taken off the list. in 2014 following the measures taken. . With this decision, he was back on the list. In fact, we have witnessed that in many areas, from the rule of law to press freedom, academic freedoms to the level of democratization, Turkey has steadily lost altitude over the past few years. years and is still lagging behind in the lists. This, in fact, can be given as an example in the continuation of this process.

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