Region: Turkey

Turkey imposes interim measures on shopping platform

The Turkish Competition Authority has slapped an interim injunction on the country’s largest ecommerce platform as part of an abuse of dominance probe into the company for allegedly manipulating algorithms to favour its own brands.

01 October 2021

Turkey accepts commitments in Coca-Cola distributor exclusivity probe

The Turkish Competition Authority has dropped its abuse of dominance investigation into a Coca-Cola distributor after the company agreed to separate its beverage contracts by drink type and limit agreements with retailers to two years.

09 September 2021

Turkey settles competition probe for first time

The Turkish Competition Authority has settled an antitrust probe for the first time after the regional subsidiary of Philips admitted it restricted online sales and determined the resale prices of its electrical appliances.

10 August 2021

ELIG hires from Turkish enforcer

Ebru İnce, a former deputy division head at the Turkish Competition Authority, has joined ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law as counsel.

04 June 2021

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

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