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"The Competition Board launched an investigation against Facebook and WhatsApp and stopped the data sharing obligation imposed by Facebook to WhatsApp users (11.01.2021) 4.7.2022
With the decision of the Board dated 11.01.2021 and numbered 21-02/25-M, an investigation has been launched against Facebook Inc., Facebook Ireland Ltd., WhatsApp Inc. ve WhatsApp LLC  (collectively referred to as "Facebook") ex officio, regarding the data sharing obligation imposed on WhatsApp users to determine whether there has been a violation of Article 6 of the Law on the Protection of Competition No. 4054.   Furthermore, since the said Facebook’s practices are likely to cause serious an...
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The Competition Board has announced a decision concerning the prevention/obstruction of the on-site inspection conducted at Çiçek Sepeti İnternet Hizmetleri A.Ş. on 08.04.2021 27.6.2022
As a result of the discussions of the contents of the file, on 27.05.2021, the Competition Board decided that Çiçek Sepeti İnternet Hizmetleri A.Ş. prevented and obstructed the on-site inspection conducted within the framework of the investigation launched in accordance with the Competition Board decision dated 01.04.2021 and numbered 21-18/213-M. You can click here for the text of the decision dated 27.05.2021 and numbered 21-27/354-173.   ...
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The Competition Board has announced a reasoned decision in which it evaluated BSH Ev Aletleri Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.'s (BSH) request for negative clearance or individual exemption with regard to its practice of prohibiting authorized dealers from making sales through online marketplaces. 22.6.2022
The Board stated that the regulations in a circular attached to the dealership agreements signed between BSH and its authorized dealers, which stipulate that BSH’s authorized dealers are completely prohibited from making sales on online marketplaces and that various sanctions are imposed on authorized dealers who do not comply with the relevant prohibition. Although the circular allows dealers to sell online through their own websites, it has prevented dealers from selling on online marketplaces...
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The Board Decision concerning the need for an interim measure about DSM Grup Danışmanlık İletişim ve Satış Ticaret AŞ (Trendyol)  22.6.2022
As a result of the discussion of the contents of the file on 30.09.2021,  the Competition Board decided that interim measures should be taken as per Article 9.4 of the Act no 4054, in order to prevent the creation of hard or impossible to recover harm until the final decision, resulting from Trendyol’s practices and behavior which involve (i) interfering with the algorithm to advantage the products it offers for sale in its retailer role and providing the “next-day delivery” service only for its...
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Investigation concerning Media Markt Turkey Ticaret Limited Şirketi, Teknosa İç ve Dış Tic. A.Ş., Vatan Bilgisayar San. ve Tic. A.Ş. and Sunny Elektronik San. ve Tic. A.Ş. Initiated (16.6.2022) 22.6.2022
The Competition Board concluded the preliminary inquiries about the claims that  Vatan Bilgisayar Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş., Teknosa İç ve Dış Ticaret Anonim Şirketi and Media Markt Turkey Ticaret Limited Şirketi violated article 4 of the Act no 4054 on the Protection of Competition by exchanging information on competitively sensitive data and Sunny Elektronik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.  violated Article 4 of the Act no 4054 on the Protection of Competition by imposing a ban on interne...
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Interim Decision Taken within the Scope of the Investigation concerning Trendyol (10.6.2022) 22.6.2022
Within the scope of the investigation concerning Trendyol (DSM Grup Danışmanlık İletişim ve Satış Ticaret AŞ), which was initiated on 23.09.2021, the Board has decided on 09.06.2022 that The commitment text submitted by DSM Grup Danışmanlık İletişim ve Satış Ticaret AŞ and entered in the records of the Authority with the letter dated 09.06.2022 and numbered 28680 within the scope of the commitment process with DSM Grup Danışmanlık İletişim ve Satış Ticaret AŞ initiated according to the Boa...
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Investigation about Align Tech Turkey Tıbbi Cihazlar Limited Şirketi Initiated (17.6.2022) 21.6.2022
The Competition Board concluded the preliminary inquiry, which was conducted upon the claim that Align Tech Turkey Tıbbi Cihazlar Limited Şirketi has abused its dominant position by means of unfair and predatory pricing and violated Article 6 of the Act no 4054 on the Protection of Competition. Having discussed the information and documents acquired, and observations made in the preliminary inquiry in its meeting dated 18.05.2022, the Competition Board considered that the findings were signific...
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Investigation concerning DSM Grup Danışmanlık İletişim ve Satış Ticaret A.Ş. Initiated (13.6.2022) 20.6.2022
The Competition Board concluded the preliminary inquiry conducted upon the claim that DSM Grup Danışmanlık İletişim ve Satış Ticaret AŞ violated article 6 of the Act no 4054 on the Protection of Competition with exclusionary practices in the market for platform services providing intermediation for online sale of second hand products by favoring its service DOLAP, which carry out activities in the market for platform services providing intermediation for online sale of second hand products, thro...
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Investigation Concerning the Egg Producers Central Union and 25 Member Unions and Undertakings Affiliated with the Union Initiated (2.6.2022) 7.6.2022
The Competition Board took the decision numbered 22-21/355-M(1) in its meeting dated 12.05.2022 that an investigation shall be initiated about the following undertakings and associations of undertakings to determine whether the Egg Producers Central Union (YUMBİR) and YUMBİR member unions violated Article 4 of the Act no 4054 by means of actions restricting competition  Undertakings: Aytekin Tavukçuluk Yem Sanayi ve Ticaret Ltd. Şti. Çorum Yumurta Üretim Pazarlama A.Ş. Etaş Afyon Tavu...
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Investigation Concerning 17 Undertakings Operating in the Area of Egg Production Initiated (2.6.2022) 7.6.2022
The Competition Board took the decision numbered 22-21/355-M in its meeting dated 12.05.2022 that an investigation shall be initiated to determine whether undertakings operating in the area of egg production violated article 4 of the Act no 4054 about the following undertakings:  Abalıoğlu Balık ve Gıda Ürünleri A.Ş. A.B Gıda Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. Bilken Tarım Gıda San. Tic. Ltd. Şti. Coşkun Gıda Hayvancılık İnşaat Turizm Sanayi ve Ticaret Ltd. Şti. Çorum Yumurta Üretim Pazarlama ...
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