The Turkish competition board, while accepting the failing company defense, clears a merger conditional to remedies in the daily political newspapers market (Vatan Newspaper / Dogan Group)

The Turkish Competition Board (hereinafter referred to as the “CB”) in its decision numbered 08-23/237-75, dated March 19, 2008 granted conditional authorization for the acquisition of the sole control of Bagımsız Gazeteciler Yayıncılık A.S. and Kemer Yayıncılık ve Gazetecilik A.S. (hereinafter referred to as “Vatan Newspaper”) by Dogan Gazetecilik A.S. (hereinafter referred as “Dogan Group”) by taking into consideration the “failing company defense” alleged by the parties. Relevant Market The CB, by taking into consideration that Vatan Newspaper is published daily and dealt in whole country and that it contains pages about politics, economy, sport and magazine, stated that the relevant product market is “the national daily political newspapers market”. As to the geographical

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Ercüment Erdem, The Turkish competition board, while accepting the failing company defense, clears a merger conditional to remedies in the daily political newspapers market (Vatan Newspaper / Dogan Group), 10 March 2008, e-Competitions Bulletin Exclusive distribution, Art. N° 23817

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