Preventing the diversion of Turkish opium

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Windle, J. 2016. Preventing the diversion of Turkish opium. Security Journal. 29 (2), pp. 213-227.
AuthorsWindle, J.
Abstract

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.

JournalSecurity Journal
Journal citation29 (2), pp. 213-227
ISSN1743-4645
0955-1662
Year2016
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Accepted author manuscript
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1057/sj.2013.8
Publication dates
Print01 Apr 2016
Publication process dates
Deposited05 May 2016
Copyright informationThis is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Security Journal. The definitive publisher-authenticated version is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/sj.2013.8
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