Organisation: Turkish Competition Authority

GSK, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson and others raided in Turkish labour market probe

Turkey’s Competition Authority has launched a sprawling investigation into 19 companies, including AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline and Panasonic, for allegedly forming no-poach agreements in the pharmaceutical sector.

01 December 2023

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

Amazon’s algorithmic pricing under the spotlight in Turkey

Automatic pricing mechanisms used by Amazon and two other large e-commerce platforms are facing close scrutiny 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 fines Samsung, Arçelik others for RPM

Samsung, Arçelik and two other Turkish homeware appliance companies are facing €21 million fines from the country’s competition watchdog following an investigation into separate breaches of resale price maintenance rules.

09 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

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