The Turkish Competition Authority imposes remedies on a tech giant which accepts to remove the display of its shopping unit (Google)

On 29th of July, Google announced [1] that starting from 10 th of August, it will be removing shopping ads (or “the Shopping Unit” as referred by the TCA as well as by the EU Commission) from its search pages in Turkey. According to the tech giant, the decision was taken because of the uncertainties surrounding the fate of the remedy package that it has proposed to comply with the TCA’s Shopping Decision [2] . This is not the first time Google clashes with the TCA on the possible design of remedies; as back in 2019 for a short time it had stopped licensing its mobile operating system, Android, for devices to be sold in Turkey. Similarly, the action was also triggered by a TCA decision [3] which concluded that Google’s proposed commitments did not fully comply in time with its Android

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Bahadır Balkı, Erdem Aktekin, The Turkish Competition Authority imposes remedies on a tech giant which accepts to remove the display of its shopping unit (Google), 13 February 2020, e-Competitions February 2020, Art. N° 96779

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