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Windle, James
2016
April
Security Journal
Preventing the diversion of Turkish opium
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TURKEY POPPY ERADICATION SUPPRESSION DEMOCRACY
29
213
227
Turkey was once one of the world's largest sources of illicit opium; the majority diverted from sparsely regulated licit production. Since 1972, however, it has contributed almost no opium to the global black market. As such, Turkey is one of a small number of states to have eradicated, or severally reduced, the national supply of illicit opium. This article reconsiders post 1974 Turkish controls from a situational crime prevention perspective. It is suggested that Turkish success was founded upon reducing opportunities for diversion from regulated production by hardening targets, increasing formal and informal surveillance, assisting compliance through fair procurement, practices and increasing the risk of non-compliance.
BASINGSTOKE
0955-1662
10.1057/sj.2013.8
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