Region: Turkey

Google hit by Android fine in Turkey

Turkey’s competition authority has fined Google 93 million Turkish lira (€12.6 million) for allegedly abusing its dominant position in the market for licensable mobile operating systems by insisting that mobile device makers pre-install its search app and other software.

21 September 2018

Turkey probes Google’s alleged online search abuse

Turkey’s competition enforcer has followed in the footsteps of the European Commission by launching an investigation into Google for alleged abuse of dominance in the markets for comparison shopping services and general search.

06 August 2018

Turkey updates guidelines for online sales and MFN clauses

Turkey’s competition enforcer has amended its vertical agreement guidelines, to prohibit certain types of online sales restrictions and to outline its assessment of most-favoured nation clauses.

05 April 2018

Burcu Can joins ELIG in Istanbul

Former Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton lawyer Burcu Can has joined ELIG as a counsel in Istanbul.

12 February 2018

Turkey declines to fine Diageo subsidiary on double jeopardy grounds

Turkey’s Competition Authority last week said Diageo drinks subsidiary Mey İçki committed an abuse of dominance, but concluded fining the company would amount to double jeopardy after it had already been penalised for the same conduct in a different product market.

01 November 2017

Turkey launches excessive pricing probe

Turkey's Competition Authority is investigating whether a medical equipment company illegally charged excessive and discriminatory prices.

12 September 2017

Turkey: Cartels

Featured in The European, Middle Eastern and African Antitrust Review 2018

14 August 2017

Turkey: Merger Control

Featured in The European, Middle Eastern and African Antitrust Review 2018

14 August 2017

Turkey investigates mobile operators

Turkey's competition enforcer has launched an investigation into Vodafone, Turkcell and Avea after suspecting that each abused its dominance in bulk text messaging markets.

31 July 2017

Turkish enforcer forced to launch meal card investigation

Turkey’s Competition Authority has launched a full probe of possible cartel activity by six of the country’s largest meal card issuers, after the country’s highest administrative court ordered the agency to investigate the alleged conduct.

22 June 2017

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