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Bribery act is an
international
competition
problem
Ofcials in International Business Transactions” dated
21.11.1997, and to which we are a par ty, bears the aim of
maintaining international trade in a more transparent and
competitive platform.
This booklet has been prepared within the scope of
obligation to raise awareness of bureaucrats working in
public sector as well as the private sector in our country.
The cooperation between public and private sector in this
eld will provide benets to Turkish companies and Turkish
foreign trade. To this end, it is targeted to inform our
companies acting abroad and par ticipating in international
tenders about the Convention and relevant amendments to
Why has this
booklet been
prepared?
In order to prevent unfair competition and ensure
transparency in international trade, countries undersign
agreements before international organizations on various
elds and introduce arrangements. Recently, the effor ts on
combating the offence of bribery in the international
platformhave gained impor tance in the world's agenda.
In a count r y wi th lack of ef fect ive legal
arrangements and implementations in combating bribery
and corruption, it is highly difcult to estimate the
“atmosphere” with which businessmen can encounter in
the country.
If “bribery” can be used as a tool to be awarded with
a trade, investment or business transaction in a foreign
country, then it is not possible to mention the existence of
fair competition conditions. All in all, it cannot be expected
from an unfair competition environment to provide benets
to any entrepreneur. This situation, in addition to the
measures taken by countries to combat bribery within their
domestic law, has necessitated prevention of bribery
activities abroad of their companies and nationals by
criminalizing such actions.
One of the regulations of the Organization for
Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), to
which we are among the founding members, namely “The
Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public
WHY HAS THIS BOOKLET
BEEN PREPARED?
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