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Australia-based Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) has published its yearly Global Peace Index for 2018. According to the statistics, Turkey has ranked 149th among 163 countries in the 2018 Global Peace Index.
The ranking of Turkey was 146 last year while it ranked 138th in 2015.
According to the index, Turkey is better than only 14 countries, which are: North Korea, Pakistan, Ukraine, Sudan, Russia, Central African Republic, Congo, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, Iraq, South Sudan, Afghanistan and Syria.
Syria has ranked the last
In the 2018 Global Peace Index, while the neighbor of Turkey, Syria has ranked the last, another neighbor country Iraq has ranked 160th. In the index, where the ranking of Israel is 146, Iran has ranked 131st.
The US has deteriorated by seven ranks
In comparison with the Global Peace Index in 2017, the US has deteriorated by seven ranks and become the 121st country in the list while China has progressed by four ranks and become 112th country in the ranking.
Russia has deteriorated by three ranks and become the 154th country in the Global Peace Index in 2018. Iceland has again ranked the first in the list, which has been followed by New Zealand and Austria.
The worst grade of Turkey for "neighboring countries relations"
According to the ranking made on the basis of three major factors, Turkey has been given 3.2 points out of 5 in the categories of society and security as well as domestic and international conflict. In the category of militarization, Turkey has been given 2 points out of 5.
In the category of "neighboring countries and relations", Turkey has been given 5 out of 5 points, marking the worst grade given to Turkey in the index. The second worst note given to Turkey is in the category of "political terror" with 4.5 points out of 5. (YT/ŞA/SD)