Region: Turkey

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

Turkey

Featured in GCR 100 2021

Turkey has a small but globally focused local competition bar, where stand-alone firms compete with practices that benefit from big name partnerships to serve international clients.

11 December 2020

Turkey hits Google with fine and behavioural remedy

Turkey’s competition enforcer has fined Google €21.7 million for allegedly abusing its dominant position in the online search advertising market by favouring paid ads in its search results.

16 November 2020

Turkey opens price-fixing and no-poach probe

Turkey’s antitrust watchdog has launched a cartel probe into eight private hospitals for allegedly fixing the price of surgery room fees charged to freelance physicians and agreeing not to poach each other’s doctors.

13 November 2020

Turkey accepts first-ever commitments in conduct probe

Turkey’s Competition Authority has ended an abuse of dominance investigation into a provider of airport ground handling services after accepting commitments during a behavioural probe for the first time.

09 November 2020

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