Region: Turkey

Turkey backs digital gatekeeper regulations

The Turkish Competition Authority has recommended that major digital platforms be regulated by a series of new rules, including a requirement to notify all transactions regardless of whether they fall below current thresholds.

13 May 2021

Turkey launches sprawling probe into no-poach agreements

The Turkish Competition Authority has launched an investigation into 32 food delivery, e-commerce, media and tech companies – including Google – over suspicions that they agreed not to hire each other's employees.

22 April 2021

Turkey imposes fourth and highest fine on Google

The Turkish Competition Authority has fined Google €30.7 million and ordered it to remedy the alleged preferencing of its own services in the local search service and accommodation price comparison markets.

15 April 2021

Unilever fined €51 million for freezing out competition in Turkey

The Turkish Competition Authority has become the latest antitrust enforcer to penalise Unilever for imposing exclusivity requirements on distributors that sold its ice cream brands, hitting the company with a €51.6 million fine.

23 March 2021

Turkish court overturns abuse ruling on double jeopardy grounds

Turkey's highest administrative court has upheld the Turkish Competition Authority's decision not to fine Diageo's local subsidiary for foreclosing rival gin and vodka suppliers, finding the enforcer had already fined the company for the conduct in a different product market.

19 March 2021

Turkey launches online advertising market study

The Turkish Competition Authority has begun its latest study into the digital economy, this time examining the online advertising market to check for potential competition concerns relating to Google, Facebook and other local operators.

09 March 2021

Turkey accepts behavioural and structural commitments for first time

The Turkish Competition Authority has closed an investigation into a car insurance association for allegedly entering into an anticompetitive agreement, accepting both structural and behavioural commitments for the first time.

25 January 2021

Novartis and Roche ordered to pay €30.9 million cartel fine

The Turkish Competition Authority has become the latest enforcer to fine pharmaceutical companies Novartis and Roche for colluding to exaggerate a drug's potential side effects to encourage users to purchase a more expensive one.

22 January 2021

Facebook hit with interim measures over WhatsApp data policy

Turkey’s antitrust watchdog has banned Facebook from using WhatsApp user data to boost its other services as the agency probes whether the company’s recently-announced new data merging policy infringes competition law.

12 January 2021

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