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The WhatsAppocalypse: Turkish Competition Board launches in-depth investigation against Facebook and WhatsApp

January 2021 – The Turkish Competition Board (“the Board”) announced on its website on 11 January that it has launched an ex-officio investigation into the privacy practices of social media giant Facebook and its messaging and online messaging platform ...

Non Bis In Idem: How Will Competition Law in Turkey Be Shaped?

December 2020 – The case in question dates back to 2017. In its decision dated 25 October 2017, the Turkish Competition Board (the "Board") ruled against the company Mey İcki San. ve Tic. A.S. which is the Turkish subsidiary of Diageo plc (“Diageo”) ...

How did BMW, Daimler, Ford and VW “jump the gun” in Turkey?

December 2020 – The Turkish Competition Board has recently given its approval to the unnotified transaction concerning the establishment of a joint venture (i.e., IONITY Holding GmbH & Co.KG (“IONITY”)) by Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft ...

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

December 2020 – In November, the most important development in Turkish competition law news was the publication by the Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) of its draft “Communiqué on Commitment to be Submitted in Preliminary Investigations ...

Non Bis In Idem: Rekabet Hukuku Uygulaması Nasıl Şekillenecek?

Aralık 2020 – Bu yazımızda incelememizin konusu, Mey İçki San. ve Tic. A.Ş.’nin (“Mey İçki”) votka ve cin pazarlarında hâkim durumunu kötüye kullandığı iddiasına yönelik alınan 25.10.2017 tarihli Rekabet Kurulu (“Kurul”) ...

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

November 2020 – In October, the Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) announced two important new regulations. One contains guidelines regarding on-site inspections and the examination of digital data. In a nutshell, the TCA has indicated that it ...

Turkish Competition Board penalises five international banks for not providing requested information

November 2020 – The Turkish Competition Board (“Board”) recently published its reasoned decision[1] (“Decision”) concerning the requests for information pertaining to data on traders’ chat-rooms from a number of financial institutions operating ...

Yeni Tebliğ Taslağı Türk Rekabet Hukukunda De Minimis Doktrininin Uygulanmasının Yolunu Açıyor

Ekim 2020 – Rekabet Kurumu (“Kurum”), 4054 sayılı Rekabetin Korunması Hakkında Kanun’un (“4054 Sayılı Kanun” veya “Kanun”) 27(f) ve 41(2) maddeleri uyarınca hazırladığı Rekabeti Kayda Değer Ölçüde Kısıtlamadığı Kabul ...

New Draft Communiqué paves the way for the application of the de minimis doctrine under Turkish competition law

October 2020 – The Turkish Competition Board (the “Board”) has presented for public consultation a draft Communiqué on ''Agreements, Concerted Practices, and Decisions and Practices of Associations of Undertakings which are Considered not to Appreciably ...

Procedures and principles for social network providers in Turkey

October 2020 – Recent amendments to Turkish Law No. 5651 “On the Regulation of Broadcasts via the Internet and Prevention of Crimes Committed through Such Broadcasts” (the “Amendments”) have widened the scope of Law No. 5651 to cover social ...