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Recent Regulatory Developments in Turkey’s Pharmaceutical Sector  

June 2021 – In May 2021, the Turkish Medicine and Medical Devices Authority (“TITCK”) made two regulatory updates in the pharmaceutical sector in response to feedback from sector participants. On 6 May 2021, TITCK issued an announcement (the ...

Dijital Devler Alman Rekabet Otoritesinin Radarında: Facebook, Amazon ve Google Soruşturmaları

Haziran 2021 – Dijital platformlar ve büyük teknoloji şirketleri Türkiye’de olduğu gibi dünya çapında da birçok rekabet otoritesinin gündeminde. Bilindiği üzere Avrupa Komisyonu, dijital pazarlara ilişkin bir yasa teklifi (DMA) sunmuştu ...

New wind power plant tenders announced in Turkey

June 2021 – Turkey’s Energy and Natural Resources Ministry (“MENR”) has recently announced that it will collect bids for 42 mini Renewable Energy Resource Area (“RERA”) tenders for wind power in October 2021 (“Wind RERA Tenders”). Below ...

Two-minute recap of recent developments in Turkish competition law – May 2021

June 2021 – In May 2021, the Board approved 20 merger control filings and published 5 reasoned decisions. The most important development in the Turkish competition law was that the Board published the preliminary report on e-marketplace platforms. Another ...

Preliminary report on e-marketplace platforms in Turkey is finally published!

June 2021 – In 2020 the Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) launched a sector inquiry on e-marketplace platforms to determine the current and potential risks emerging from the rapid growth of e-marketplace platforms in the highly digitalised era. ...

Two-minute recap of recent developments in Turkish Data Protection Law – May 2021

June 2021 –  In May 2021, the Turkish Personal Data Protection Board (the “Board”) published in total four decisions and announced five data breach notifications. Our examinations of two important decisions below. The Board also organised two e-seminars ...

WhatsAppocalypse saga resolved: WhatsApp waves white flag in Turkey

May 2021 – The on-going dispute between the Turkish Competition Authority and social media giant Facebook over the terms of use of its subsidiary, WhatsApp, has finally come to an end. According to the official press release on the Facebook-WhatsApp ...

Amendments on Turkish Electricity Market Capacity Regulation

May 2021 – On 21 May 2021, Turkey’s Energy Market Regulatory Authority, EMRA, amended the Electricity Market Capacity Regulation (“Amendment”). In April, EMRA opened a draft amendment to the Electricity Market Capacity Regulation (“Draft”) ...

Two-minute recap of recent developments in Turkish competition law – April 2021

May 2021 – In April 2021, the Turkish Competition Board (the “Board”) approved 28 merger control filings and published four reasoned decisions. Highlights from the month include the Board’s imposition of an administrative monetary fine against ...

Amendments to Turkey’s Petroleum Market Law and Law on Liquefied Petroleum Gas

May 2021 – Turkey’s Petroleum Market Law No. 5015 (“Petroleum Law”) and Law on Liquefied Petroleum Gas 5307 (“LPG Law”) were amended on 30 April 2021 (“Amendment”), in line with amendments to the Tax Procedures Law No. 7318 (“Tax Law”).