The dangers of ignoring integrity as a priority
A consulting firm is being accussed of paying Turkish official bribes to secure business advantages for their customer Novartis. Not only has Novartis, presumably, lost that 'business advantage', they and the consulting firm have lost their credibility and integrity. Both are key elements for any self-respecting company.
It is exactly why global companies looking for advisory firms in Turkey must choose globally reputable firms as opposed to local "one-man-show" outfits who would claim miracles to get results. Global headquarters must also reign in strictly when it comes to dealing with consultants in Turkey.
Always work with a consulting partner who adds to your credibility and integrity. Not destroys it.