Cerebra CPAs & Advisors continues to support civil society organisations in Turkey in the fields of ethics, compliance, transparency, anti-bribery and anti-fraud. We are proud to announce that we have become a corporate member of Transparency International Turkey with effect from January 2018.
Why Cerebra Fights Against Corruption
Corruption affects us all. It threatens sustainable economic development, ethical values and justice; it destabilises our society and endangers the rule of law. It undermines the institutions and values of our democracy. Because public policies and public resources are largely beneficial to poor people, it is they who suffer the harmful effects of corruption most grievously
Corruption and international perceptions of corruption in Turkey has been damaging to the country’s reputation and has created obstacles to local and foreign direct investment, flows to the stock market, global competitiveness, economic growth and has ultimately distorted the development and upliftment of our people.
This is why we get involved in this fight.
About Transparency International Turkey (TI-Turkey)
TI-Turkey was founded in 2008 by voluntary efforts. The association aims to set the rule of transparency, integrity and accountability principles in all segments of the society for the democratic, social and economic development of the country.
TI-Turkey perceives corruption as a major source of social, economic and political crises and an obstacle on the way of economic development, rule of law, competitiveness and proper usage of natural resources.
TI-Turkey predicates on collaboration of public sector, businesses, unions, universities, professional chambers and non-governmental organizations in the scope of its anti-corruption efforts. It expects legibility, integrity, legal conformity, accountability and traceability from all individuals and institutions in society who constitutes the social structure and/or holds public power, and conducts its activities within the frame of these principles.
About Transparency International
Transparency International, the global civil society organisation, leading the fight against corruption, brings people together in a powerful worldwide coalition to end the devastating impact of corruption on men, women and children around the world. TI′s mission is to create change towards a world free of corruption.
Transparency International challenges the inevitability of corruption, and offers hope to its victims. Since its founding in 1993, TI has played a lead role in improving the lives of millions around the world by building momentum for the anti-corruption movement. TI raises awareness and diminishes apathy and tolerance of corruption, and devises and implements practical actions to address it.
Transparency International is a global network including more than 100 locally established national chapters and chapters-in-formation. These bodies fight corruption in the national arena in a number of ways. They bring together relevant players from government, civil society, business and the media to promote transparency in elections, in public administration, in procurement and in business. TI′s global network of chapters and contacts also use advocacy campaigns to lobby governments to implement anti-corruption reforms.
TI has the skills, tools, experience, expertise and broad participation to fight corruption on the ground, as well as through global and regional initiatives. Now in its second decade, Transparency International is maturing, intensifying and diversifying its fight against corruption.
Transparency International′s Global Priorities
Transparency International has defined five global priorities in its fight against corruption:
- Corruption in politics
- Corruption in public contracting
- Corruption in the private sector
- International anti-corruption conventions
- Poverty and development