The Turkish Competition Authority closes investigation into a state-owned intercity coach station for refusing to allocate a slot to a private coach company (KISOT)

This study analyses the decision of the Turkish Competition Authority (TCA) in which it has closed its abuse of dominance investigation into the state-owned Kirikkale intercity coach station (KISOT) after six months from its previous cease-and-desist order to halt potentially abusive refusal to allocate a slot to a private intercity coach company. Background The complainant, a private intercity coach company, filed a complaint before TCA alleging that KISOT, owned by the municipality of Kirikkale, abused its dominant position by refusing to allocate a slot contrary to the current state of law and thereby making it impossible for the complainant to carry out its intercity coach services from Kirikkale to Ankara. The rapporteurs of the case opined that KISOT held a monopoly position

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  • Ankara Hacı Bayram Veli University (Ankara)

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Ahmet Fatih Ozkan, The Turkish Competition Authority closes investigation into a state-owned intercity coach station for refusing to allocate a slot to a private coach company (KISOT), 23 December 2009, e-Competitions December 2009, Art. N° 42465

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