The Turkish Competition Authority fines € 4 M the telecom incumbent for abusive exclusive practices on the mobile phone market (Turkcell)

Pursuant to Article 6 of the Law on the Protection of Competition n° 4054 (the “Law”), abuse of dominant position is prohibited (For a restatement of Turkish Competition provisions, see Prof. Dr. Ercüment Erdem, Overview on Turkish Competition Law, e-Competitions, n° 13152). It is forbidden for example (a) “to prevent, directly or indirectly, other undertakings in its area of commercial activities or practices which aim to impede the activities of the competitors in the market” and (b) “to make discrimination, directly or indirectly, by way of imposing dissimilar conditions for equivalent and same rights and obligations to the purchasers who have equivalent position”. Based on the above provisions, the Turkish Competition Board by a decision dated December 29th, 2005, imposed a fine of TRY

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Remy Fekete, Alev Bayraktar, The Turkish Competition Authority fines € 4 M the telecom incumbent for abusive exclusive practices on the mobile phone market (Turkcell), 29 December 2005, e-Competitions December 2005, Art. N° 13222

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