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Amendments to Turkish Competition Law—five significant changes

June 2020 – Several long-awaited and comprehensive amendments to Law No. 4054 on the Protection of Competition ("Law No. 4054") were approved by the Turkish parliament on 16 June 2020. In general two types of amendments have been made to Law ...

Two-minute recap of recent developments in Turkish competition law - May 2020

June 2020 – The most important competition law development in May was the Draft Proposal to Amend the Competition Law (the “Draft Bill”), which is covered below. With regards to merger control activity, May was the month that the effects ...

Turkish Competition Authority designates its strategy unit for digital markets

11 May 2020 – The Turkish Competition Authority (‘TCA’) has recently empowered its already existing Strategy Development Department for digital markets. In an announcement on 8 May 2020, the TCA highlighted that increasing developments in ...

Two-minute recap of recent developments in Turkish competition law – April 2020

7 May 2020 – In April, the Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) continued to issue decisions, receive online filings and submissions, and initiate preliminary investigations despite working from home. It can be said that it is nearly business as ...

Two-minute recap of recent developments in Turkish competition law – March 2020

6 April 2020 – March was an extremely complicated month around the globe. We are passing through unprecedented times due to COVID-19 outbreak. We wish you a safe and healthy April and happy Easter. Despite starting to work from home from mid-March ...

Turkish Competition Authority responses to the COVID-19 outbreak

27 March 2020 – As many competition authorities around the world make announcements on their approach to the global COVID-19 outbreak, we have been waiting to see how the Turkish Competition Authority (the “TCA”) will respond to the crisis. As ...

Two-minute recap of recent developments in Turkish competition law

March 2020 – February was another month where Turkey’s digital economy was in focus. The month’s main highlight was the conclusion by the Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) of its Google Shopping investigation. In another important ...

Turkish Competition Authority initiates sector inquiry for digital markets

March 2020 – The Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) recently announced that it has initiated a sector inquiry in order to determine new competition policies to closely follow current national and international developments in digital markets ...

Three-minute recap: Recent developments in Turkish competition law, January 2020

February 2020 – The new year started quite busily on the competition front in Turkey. The Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) concluded several investigations in January, including in the insurance and cargo sectors, and imposed administrative ...

Rekabet Kurumu Dijital Pazarlar İçin Sektör Araştırması Başlattı!

Şubat 2020 – Rekabet Kurumu tarafından Kasım ayı içerisinde gerçekleştirilen İstanbul Rekabet Forumu’nda ilerleyen günlerde dijitalleşen yeni ekonomik sistemlere yönelik çalışmaların başlayacağına dair açık sinyalleri almıştık. ...