Bilateral Relations

Korea

During the "5th UN Conference to Review All Aspects of the Set of Multilaterally Agreed Equitable Principles and Rules for the Control of Restrictive Business Practices" held in Antalya between November 14-18, 2005, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Turkish Competition Authority and the Korea Fair Trade Commission on November 17, 2005. With the memorandum in question which was signed between the President of the Turkish Competition Authority Mustafa Parlak and the Chairman of the Korea Fair Trade Commission Chul-kyu Kang, the parties intend to develop cooperation in the field of applying competition rules, aimed at ensuring efficiency in the functioning of markets for goods and services.

Romania

The President of the Turkish Competition Authority Mustafa Parlak who visited Romania as the invited guest of the President of the Romanian Competition Council Mihai Berinde signed a Memorandum of Understanding on December 12, 2005 for purposes of enhancing bilateral cooperation between the two agencies in the field of competition legislation and policy. Pursuant to the work plan developed under the memorandum referred to, the parties envisage to exchange information and documents in respect of particular matters determined, the Romanian Competition Council's experience related to the negotiations conducted in the context of competition rules in the process of European Union being in the lead.

Bulgaria

Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by the President of the Turkish Competition Authority, Prof. Dr. Nurettin KALDIRIMCI, and the President of the Bulgarian Commission on Protection of Competition, Petko Nikolov, to develop cooperation in the field of competition law and policy on December 1, 2007 in İstanbul.

Portugal

President of the Turkish Competition Authority, Prof. Dr. Nurettin KALDIRIMCI, and the President of the Portuguese Competition Authority, Prof. Dr. Manuel SEBASTIÃO, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to exchange information and cooperate in the field of competition law on July 28, 2008 in Ankara.

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation between the Council of Competition of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Turkish Competition Authority was signed on 28th of April, 2010 during the 9th Annual Conference of ICN held in İstanbul.

Mongolia 

Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation between the Authority for Fair Competition and Consumer Protection of Mongolia and the Turkish Competition Authority was signed on 28th of April, 2010 during the 9th Annual Conference of ICN held in İstanbul. 

Russia 

Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation between the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation and the Turkish Competition Authority was signed on 16th of February 2011 in Paris. The said memorandum was signed by the President Prof. Dr. Nurettin KALDIRIMCI on behalf of Turkish Competition Authority and by the Vice-President Dr. Andrey TSYGANOV on behalf of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation.

Croatia 

Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation between the Croatian Competition Agency and the Turkish Competition Authority was signed on 17th of February 2011 in Paris. The said memorandum was signed by the President Prof. Dr. Nurettin KALDIRIMCI on behalf of Turkish Competition Authority and by Council/Board Member Dr. Sc. Mirna Pavletić ŽUPİĆ on behalf of the Croatian Competition Agency.

Austria

Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Austria Competition Authority and the Turkish Competition Authority on December 1, 2011, in Vienna, the capital city of Austria. The memorandum in question was signed by President Prof. Dr. Nurettin KALDIRIMCI on behalf of the Turkish Competition Authority, and President Theodor THANNER on behalf of the Austria Competition Authority.

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

A Cooperation Protocol was signed between Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Competition Board and Turkish Competition Authority on February 14, 2012 in Nicosia. The Cooperation Protocol in question was signed by President Prof. Dr. Nurettin KALDIRIMCI on behalf of Turkish Competition Authority and President Dr. Yenal SÜREÇ on behalf of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Competition Board.

Egypt
 

The Cooperation Protocol, which was prepared with an aim to increase cooperation between the Egyptian Competition Authority and the Turkish Competition Authority within the framework of the "Turkey-Egypt High Level Strategic Cooperation Council" meeting held under the co-chair of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ERDOĞAN and the Egyptian Prime Minister Hişam KANDİL on November 17-18, 2012, was signed on the ministers' level in accordance with the Egyptian practice, by the Minister of Customs and Trade Hayati YAZICI on behalf of the Ministry associated with the Turkish Competition Authority and by the Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Muhammed Kamel AMR, on November 17, 2012.


Kazakhstan 

Cooperation Protocol was signed between the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan for Competition Protection and the Turkish Competition Authority on May 23, 2013 in Astana, Kazakhstan. The memorandum in question was signed by President Prof. Dr. Nurettin KALDIRIMCI on behalf of the Turkish Competition Authority, and President Bolatbek KUANDIKOV on behalf of the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan for Competition Protection.
 

Ukranie

Memorandum of Cooperation in the field of Competition Policy between the Turkish Competition Authority and the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine was signed during the Third Meeting of Turkey-Ukraine High Level Strategic Council held in our country on October 9, 2013. The said memorandum was signed by the President Prof. Dr. Nurettin KALDIRIMCI on behalf of the Turkish Competition Authority and by the President Vasyl TSUSHKO on behalf of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine

Kyrgyzstan

Memorandum of Cooperation was signed between the Government Antimonopoly Regulation Agency under the Government of Kyrgyz Republic and the Turkish Competition Authority on February 25, 2015. The memorandum in question was signed by Director Kazakov Bolsunbek KUMUSHBEKOVICH on behalf of the Government Antimonopoly Regulation Agency under the Government of Kyrgyz Republic, and by the President Prof. Dr. Nurettin KALDIRIMCI on behalf of the Turkish Competition Authority. 
 

Georgia

A Memorandum of Cooperation was signed between the Turkish Competition Authority and the Competition Agency of Georgia on 29 November 2016 in Tblisi, the capital city of Georgia. The Memorandum in question was signed by our president Prof. Dr. Ömer TORLAK on behalf of the Turkish Competition Authority, and by the president Giorgi BARABADZE on behalf of the Competition Agency of Georgia. It is expected that the Memorandum of Cooperation will improve the bilateral relations between the two agencies.

Tunisia

The Cooperation Protocol, which was prepared with an aim to increase cooperation between the Tunisian Competition Authorities and the Turkish Competition Authority was signed, in accordance with the Tunisian practice, by our Minister of Economy Nihat ZEYBEKCİ and Tunisian Minister of Industry and Trade Zied LADHARİ during the III. Turkey – Tunisia Cooperation Meeting held in Tunis between 19-21 July 2017.

Peru

Memorandum of Cooperation was signed between the Turkish Competition Authority and the National Institute for the Defense of Competition and the Protection of Intellectual Property of the Republic of Peru (INDECOPI) on 31 October 2017 in İstanbul. The Memorandum in question was signed by our president Prof. Dr. Ömer TORLAK on behalf of the Turkish Competition Authority, and by the president Ivo Sergio GAGLIUFFI PIERCECHI on behalf of (INDECOPI). It is expected that the Memorandum of Cooperation will improve the bilateral relations between the two agencies.