Turkey, a nation straddling the crossroads of Europe and Asia, boasts a rich tapestry of history, cultural diversity, and a rapidly developing economy. Yet, within its borders, the intricate dynamics of illicit trade have cast a shadow on its otherwise vibrant landscape. With a sizable population, varied markets, and a strategic location connecting two continents, Turkey has emerged as a fertile ground for a myriad of illicit activities. Serving as a crucial trading link in the region, Turkey's economic prowess, coupled with its unique geographic position, renders it vulnerable to a diverse array of illicit trade practices.
Inflation, product affordability, and illicit trade: Spotlight on Turkiye (December 2022)