The Turkish Competition Authority rules that leading GSM operator abused its dominant position in the GSM services used in vehicle tracking services by complicating its competitors’ activities via exclusive practices (Turkcell)

Leading GSM operator Turkcell fined TL 40 million for abuse of dominance as Council of State annulled the previous decision* According to the Turkish Competition Authority’s (TCA) press release, Turkcell, the leading GSM operator in Turkey, was fined approximately TL 40 million (USD 20 million) by the TCA although it had avoided a fine in the first decision of the preliminary inquiry–which was annulled. The decision, dated 19 December 2013, concluded that Turkcell had abused its dominant position in the Vehicle Tracking Services (VTS) market in Turkey by “complicating its competitors’ activities by means of its exclusive practices related to vehicle tracking

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Cemal Ökmen Yücel, The Turkish Competition Authority rules that leading GSM operator abused its dominant position in the GSM services used in vehicle tracking services by complicating its competitors’ activities via exclusive practices (Turkcell), 19 December 2013, e-Competitions December 2013, Art. N° 62742

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