Region: Turkey

Turkey cracks down on Ferrero’s alleged hazelnut monopoly

Turkey’s Competition Authority has opened an in-depth investigation into Ferrero, one of the world’s largest chocolate producers, after a preliminary probe identified competition violations at all levels of the hazelnut market production chain.

17 November 2022

Turkey fines Meta €18.6 million for WhatsApp data policy

Turkey’s antitrust watchdog has fined Meta €18.6 million after finding the technology company abused its dominance by merging data collected through WhatsApp with its Facebook social media platform.

26 October 2022

Turkish enforcer resumes decision-making after new board members appointed

Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has re-appointed three members to the country’s competition authority, bringing an end to a temporary halt in its enforcement operations due to a lack of quorum.

08 September 2022

Turkey opens four antitrust probes in a week

Turkey’s antitrust watchdog has opened four separate antitrust investigations into six digital platforms and a pasta supplier, as local lawyers suggest the enforcer is bouncing back from the coronavirus pandemic and shifting its focus away from merger control.

10 August 2022

Cosmetics company settles RPM probe in Turkey

The Turkish Competition Authority has settled a probe into a cosmetics supplier after the company admitted to setting the online resale prices of its products for at least five years.

08 August 2022

Turkey: combating abuse of dominance

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24 June 2022

Turkey: recent legislative changes and cartel enforcement

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24 June 2022

Turkey: merger control in a nutshell

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24 June 2022

Turkey calls for DMA-style digital regulation

The Turkish Competition Authority has asked the government to introduce specific antitrust rules for digital gatekeepers alongside a general code of conduct for online marketplaces to reduce asymmetry in bargaining power.

19 April 2022

Turkish court annuls penalties for forex information request refusals

A Turkish court has admonished the country’s antitrust enforcer for trying to obtain chat logs involving foreign currency traders in the UK and the US from their respective banks’ Turkish subsidiaries.

09 March 2022

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