Cyprus Mail

Majority of Turkish Cypriots say corruption in north is rife

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An overwhelming majority of people in the north of the island believe that corruption there has increased over the past year, while a staggering 90 per cent of those questioned do not trust the Turkish Cypriot administration.

“Ninety per cent of the public do not trust the ‘government’ and 86 per cent consider its performance to be poor,” the Cyprus News Agency (CNA) reported, citing the front page story in Friday’s Yeni Duzen.

The report reflects the experiences and views of ordinary Turkish Cypriots living in the northern part of the island on corruption.

The results show that 89 per cent of respondents said that corruption is a big or very big problem in the occupied territories.

According to respondents, the “prime minister” and the “appointed ministers” are the most corrupt.

Meanwhile, 56 per cent of respondents believe that all members of the “cabinet are corrupt”.

Additionally, the ‘courts’, the European Union and ‘local government’ stand out in terms of trust in the institutions.

While trust in the ‘government’ is limited to 11 per cent, trust in the ‘courts’ is 59 per cent, in the European Union 58 per cent and in ‘local government’ 50 per cent.

The “Corruption Barometer 2021” report was prepared with the support of the British High Commission, is based on a survey conducted by Metron Research in November and December 2021 on a sample of 1,000 people.

The publication points out that the Corruption Barometer report was prepared in accordance with the methodology of transparency international.


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