Turkey ranks 107th out of 128 countries in Rule of Law Index
More countries declined than improved in overall rule of law performance for the third year in a row, the WJP has noted.
Turkey has ranked 107th out of 128 countries in the World Justice Project's (WJP) Rule of Law Index 2020.
The country climbed three places from 2019 although its score remained the same, 0.43 out of 1. Angola, Iran and Nigeria also had the same score.
In the rankings by region, Turkey had the lowest score among the 14 Eastern European and Central Asian countries.
In the rankings by income, Turkey was the third from last among the upper-middle income countries, only surpassing Iran and Venezuela.
More countries declined than improved in overall rule of law performance for the third year in a row, continuing a negative slide toward weakening and stagnating rule of law around the world, the WJP noted.
In the Absence of Corruption Index, Turkey was 60th out of 128 countries with a score of 0.47 out of 1. The index examines three forms of corruption: bribery, improper influence by public or private interests, and misappropriation of public funds or other resources.
In the Open Government index, Turkey scored 0.42 points and ranked 97th out of 128 countries. The openness of government defined by the extent to which a government shares information, empowers
people with tools to hold the government accountable, and fosters citizen participation in public policy deliberations.
Turkey's ranking was particularly low in the list of fundamental rights, where it was 123rd out of 128 countries with 0.32 points.
The country's highest score was in the order and security section as it ranked 77th with 0.69 points.