Region: Turkey

Turkey amends merger rules to target tech companies

Turkey’s Competition Authority has announced unexpected amendments to its merger control rules, including significant increases to the notification thresholds and an obligation for all technology companies to notify deals to prevent so-called “killer acquisitions”.

04 March 2022

Hausfeld and other firms announce promotions

Competition practices in the UK, Turkey, Germany and Mexico rang in the new year with new partnership and counsel promotions.

05 January 2022


Featured in GCR 100 2022

Turkey’s competition bar is home to a mix of stand-alone firms and local offices of larger global outfits, which together face off against an active enforcer that has shown an appetite for tackling antitrust issues in the digital economy and labour markets.

10 December 2021

Court orders Turkish enforcer to reopen Allergan abuse of dominance probe

The Turkish Competition Authority has begun investigating Allergan for allegedly refusing to supply a Botox-branded drug to a reseller after the country’s highest administrative court ordered the agency to reopen the case.

25 November 2021

Turkey orders cartel to pay record fine

The Turkish Competition Authority has fined five food and hygiene retailers and one supplier a record-breaking €241 million in what appears to be its first hub-and-spoke cartel decision.

29 October 2021

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

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