Law: Law on Protection of Competition (1994/4054) (Turkey)

Turkey issues fourth hub-and-spoke cartel decision

L’Oréal and eight cosmetic companies have agreed to pay nearly €10 million in fines to settle allegations of resale price maintenance, online sales restrictions and hub-and-spoke cartel violations in Turkey.

17 November 2023

EssilorLuxottica fined for non-compliance in Turkey

EssilorLuxottica must pay a €17 million sanction for violating commitments it offered to gain antitrust approval over its acquisition of Essilor, Turkey’s Competition Authority has said.

29 August 2023

Turkey opens probe into Canon over RPM concerns

Canon’s local subsidiary is under investigation in Turkey for allegedly fixing resale prices.

24 August 2023

Turkey settles abuse investigation with leading bus ticketing app

Turkey's largest online bus ticketing provider has offered a slew of commitments to alleviate the national antitrust authority's concerns that its business practices amount to an abuse of dominance.

18 August 2023

Turkey bolsters no-poach crackdown with cross-sector fines

Turkey’s Competition Authority has stepped-up its crackdown on no-poach agreements by fining Vodafone, Turk Telekom and 14 other companies over €5 million for agreeing not to hire each other’s employees.

03 August 2023

Turkey sanctions e-commerce platform €2 million for algorithm manipulation

Turkey’s largest online retail platform will appeal against a €2 million fine from the country’s competition enforcer for allegedly manipulating algorithms to favour its own brands.

27 July 2023

Turkey: Updated legislation strengthens Competition Authority’s cartel enforcement

Featured in Europe, Middle East and Africa Antitrust Review 2024

Recent amendments to Turkey’s anti-cartel regulations steer attention and resources to more significant violations, with a particular focus on mergers between high-value parties with significant asset turnover.

30 June 2023

Turkey: Regulator battles abuse of dominance with revitalised enforcement strategies

Featured in Europe, Middle East and Africa Antitrust Review 2024

To combat abusive conduct, the authority is directing its attention towards refusal to supply and exclusive dealing cases. This trend exemplifies the country’s broadened enforcement strategy, which is reflected in recent decisions involving major players, such as Google and Unilever, operating in lucrative markets.

30 June 2023

Turkey: Competition Authority bolsters merger control with a stronger focus on thresholds

Featured in Europe, Middle East and Africa Antitrust Review 2024

The introduction of a threshold exemption for undertakings active in certain markets and the increase of the applicable turnover thresholds for concentrations requiring merger control filing are clear signals of how mergers impeding effective competition are being aggressively targeted.

30 June 2023

Turkish agency continues Google scrutiny with another adtech probe

Turkey’s Competition Authority has opened another investigation into Google’s online advertising practices, less than a week after the EU sent the company a statement of objections threatening to break up its adtech business.

19 June 2023

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