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Investigation about Aslan Ticaret Dayanıklı Tüketim Malları ve Limited Şirketi Initiated (19.7.2022) 21.7.2022
The Competition Board concluded the preliminary inquiry conducted into the claim that Aslan Ticaret Dayanıklı Tüketim Malları ve Limited Şirketi violated article 4 of the Act no 4054 on the Protection of Competition by intervening in dealers’ resale prices and banning online sales in case the dealers do not comply with that.   After discussing the information and documents acquired and observations made in the preliminary inquiry in its meeting of 23.06.2022, the Competition Board consider...
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Hearing for the Investigation about Meta Platforms Inc. (Facebook Inc.), Meta Platforms Ireland Limited (Facebook Ireland Limited), WhatsApp LLC and Madoka Turkey Bilişim Hizmetleri Ltd. Şti. to be held on August 23, 2022 (19.7.2022) 21.7.2022
The investigation about Meta Platforms Inc. (previous title Facebook Inc.), Meta Platforms Ireland Limited (previous title Facebook Ireland Limited), WhatsApp LLC and Madoka Turkey Bilişim Hizmetleri Ltd. Şti. conducted to determine whether they violated article 6 of the Act no 4054 has reached the hearing stage. The hearing will be held on August 23, 2022 at 10:30 AM.   In accordance with the "Communiqué on Hearings Held before the Competition Board", complainants and third parties who wa...
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Investigation concerning Olka Spor Malzemeleri Ticaret A.Ş. and Marlin Spor Malzemeleri Ticaret A.Ş. Concluded (7.7.2022) 20.7.2022
The investigation conducted about the claim that Olka Spor Malzemeleri Ticaret A.Ş. and Marlin Spor Malzemeleri Ticaret A.Ş. violated the Act no 4054 on the Protection of Competition by means of their practices towards their dealers regarding the products that they distribute in Türkiye has been concluded.   It has been decided that the investigation initiated per the Competition Board decision dated 24.02.2021 and numbered 22-10/148-M will be terminated in respect of the two parties with ...
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Investigation concerning DyDo Drinco Turkey İçecek Satış ve Pazarlama A.Ş. Concluded (8.7.2022) 20.7.2022
The investigation on whether DyDo Drinco Turkey İçecek Satış ve Pazarlama AŞ, which carries out activities in fast moving consumer goods sector as producer/supplier, violated article 4 of the Act no 4054 on the Protection of Competition has been concluded.   It has been decided that the investigation initiated per the Competition Board decision dated 13.01.2021 and numbered 22-03/27-M will be terminated with the acceptance of the settlement text submitted by the party pursuant to the Compe...
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The final examination concerning the acquisition of the tenancy rights and fixed assets of Ay-mar Ticaret Ltd. Sti.’s 25 stores in Trabzon and Giresun by Migros Ticaret A.Ş. concluded (5.7.2022) 19.7.2022
The final examination conducted pursuant to the Competition Board decision dated 17.03.2022 and numbered 22-13/201-M concerning the acquisition of the tenancy rights and fixed assets of Ay-mar Ticaret Ltd. Şti.’s 25 stores in Trabzon and Giresun by Migros Ticaret A.Ş. has been concluded.   During the final examination process, whether the transaction would result in significant lessening of effective competition within a market in the entirety or a portion of the country, particularly in t...
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Investigation concerning Numil Gıda Ürünleri San. ve Tic. AŞ concluded (6.7.2022) 19.7.2022
The investigation on whether Numil Gıda Ürünleri San. ve Tic. AŞ. violated articles 4 and 6 of the Act no 4054 has been concluded.   It has been decided that the investigation initiated per the Competition Board decision dated 01.07.2021 and numbered 21-33/433-M shall be terminated with the acceptance of the settlement text submitted by the party pursuant to the Competition Board decision dated 30.06.2022 and no 22-29/483-192.   As known, the settlement procedure was brought to compe...
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Investigation concerning Obilet Bilişim Sistemleri A.Ş. Initiated (5.7.2022) 7.7.2022
The Competition Board concluded the preliminary inquiry made in order to determine whether Obilet Bilişim Sistemleri A.Ş. violated article 6 of the Act no 4054 by means of determining  ticket sale commission rates it charges to bus companies for the intermediation services concerning ticket sales excessively and excluding its competitors in the markets for ticketing software service, the sale of bus tickets via platforms and distributing trip data to platforms, and whether it violated article 4 ...
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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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