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Report on Sector Inquiry Into Financial Technologies in Payment Services Has Been Published 9.3.2022
As a result of the study started on 09.11.2020 to follow global developments in financial technologies (fintech) in payment services, to evaluate the current situation of the fintech ecosystem in payment services in our country, to detect the effects of developments in this field on competition and to determine what kind of approaches can be adopted from the perspective of competition law, “Report on Sector Inquiry Into Financial Technologies in Payment Services” has been published. Click to ...
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The application concerning the acquisition of the sole control of Sörmaş Söğüt Refrakter Malzemeleri A.Ş. by RHI Magnesita NV was put under final examination (24.02.2022) 9.3.2022
The Competition Board has taken the application regarding the acquisition of the sole control of Sörmaş Söğüt Refrakter Malzemeleri A.Ş. by RHI Magnesita NV under final examination with its decision dated 03.02.2022 and numbered 22-07/93-M. As it is known, the Competition Board is in charge of monitoring mergers and/or acquisitions which would result in significant lessening of efficient competition in markets according to article 7 of the Act no 4054 on the Protection of Competition. The Board...
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The investigation concerning Ortadoğu Antalya Liman İşletmeleri A.Ş., MSC Gemi Acenteliği A.Ş. and Medlog Lojistik Gemicilik Turizm A.Ş. concluded (8.3.2022) 9.3.2022
The investigation conducted to determine whether articles 4 and 6 were violated, concerning Ortadoğu Antalya Liman İşletmeleri A.Ş., Medlog Lojistik Gemicilik Turizm A.Ş. and MSC Gemi Acenteliği A.Ş.  upon the claim that Ortadoğu Antalya Liman İşletmeleri A.Ş., which operates Antalya Port, acted together with container line agencies operating in Antalya and carried out activities to exclude agencies providing logistics services outside the port area was completed.  As a result of the discussion...
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Amendments related to The Communique Concerning the Mergers and Acquisitions Calling for the Authorization of the Competition Board and the Guidelines related to the Assessment of Mergers and Acquisitions 9.3.2022
The Communiqué no 2010/4 Concerning the Mergers and Acquisitions Calling for the Authorization of the Competition Board (the Communiqué no 2010/4) was published in 2010, the Guidelines on the Assessment of Horizontal Mergers and Acquisitions (Horizontal Guidelines) and Guidelines on the Assessment of Non-Horizontal Mergers and Acquisitions (Non-Horizontal Guidelines) were published in 2013. Taking into account the deficiencies in practice and current approaches, it is necessary that the relevant...
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Investigation concerning Duru Bulgur Gıda San. ve Tic. A.Ş. concluded (22.2.2022) 23.2.2022
The investigation, which was conducted in response to the claim that Duru Bulgur Gıda San. ve Tic. A.Ş. determined the resale prices for the sales made to retail chains in Konya and Karaman regions in order to determine whether the said undertaking violated article 4 of the Act no 4054, was concluded.   As a result of the discussion of the file on 17.02.2022 by the Competition Board, it was decided that Duru Bulgur Gıda San. ve Tic. A.Ş.  violated article 4 of the Act no 4054 by means of determ...
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Coca-Cola Satış ve Dağıtım A.Ş. was added to the investigation concerning certain manufacturers/suppliers and retailers operating in FMCG sector  (4.2.2022) 8.2.2022
In its meeting of 27.01.2022, the Competition Board discussed the evaluations and observations made in relation with the documents acquired in the on-site inspections within the scope of the investigation conducted about certain manufacturers/suppliers and retailers operating in FMCG sector according to the decisions of the Competition Board dated 26.04.2021 and numbered 21-23/271-M; dated 20.05.2021 and numbered 21-26/325-M; dated 19.08.2021 and numbered 21-39/557-M; dated 25.11.2021 and number...
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The investigation concerning Audi AG, Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, Daimler AG, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG and Volkswagen AG concluded (2.2.2022) 8.2.2022
The investigation concerning Audi AG, Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, Daimler AG, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG and Volkswagen AG, which was conducted to determine whether article 4 of the Act was violated, was concluded.  As a result of the discussion of the file on 27.01.2022 by the Competition Board, it was decided that it was not necessary to impose administrative fines on Audi AG, Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, Daimler AG, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG and Volkswagen AG according to article 16 of...
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Investigation concerning DyDo Drinco Turkey İçecek Satış ve Pazarlama A.Ş. Initiated (1.2.2022) 8.2.2022
The Competition Board concluded the preliminary inquiry conducted upon the claim that DyDo Drinco Turkey İçecek Satış ve Pazarlama A.Ş. violated article 4 of the Act no 4054.  After discussing the information and documents acquired and observations made in the preliminary inquiry in its meeting of 13.01.2022, the Competition Board concluded that the findings were significant and sufficient, and took the decision no 22-03/27-M to initiate an investigation about DyDo Drinco Turkey İçecek Satış ...
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Hearing for the Investigation concerning Ortadoğu Antalya Liman İşletmeleri A.Ş. to be Held on  February 22, 2022 (19.1.2022) 21.1.2022
The investigation concerning Ortadoğu Antalya Liman İşletmeleri A.Ş., Medlog Lojistik Gemicilik Turizm A.Ş. and MSC Gemi Acenteliği A.Ş. conducted upon the claim that Ortadoğu Antalya Liman İşletmeleri A.Ş., which operates Antalya Port, acted together with container line agencies in Antalya and carried out activities to exclude agencies providing logistics services outside the port area reached the hearing stage. The hearing will be held on February 22, 2022 at 10:30 AM. In accordance with th...
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Hearing for the Investigation concerning Certain Private Hospitals to be Held on February 15, 2022 (19.1.2022) 21.1.2022
The investigation which was initiated upon the claim that private hospitals violated article 4 of the Act no 4054 by means of conduct such as determining together operation room fees they charge from self-employed doctors and preventing personnel transfer between hospitals by means of a gentlemen’s agreement and conducted in order to determine whether certain private healthcare providers and association of undertakings violated article 4 of the Act no 4054 on the Protection of Competition reache...
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