The Turkish Competition Authority decides that delays by mobile operators regarding the signing of interconnection agreements do not amount to an anti-competitive constructive refusal to deal (NetGSM / Turkcell-Vodafone)

The Turkish Competition Board (“Board”) concluded that Turkcell İletişim Hizmetleri A.Ş. (“Turkcell”) and/or Vodafone Telekomünikasyon A.Ş. (“Vodafone”) did not violate Law No. 4054 on the Protection of Competition (“Law No. 4054”) as their conduct did not amount to an anti- competitive constructive refusal to deal, and therefore, did not infringe Article 6 of the Law No. 4054 which prohibits the abuse of dominance. Introduction On 23 January 2020, the Turkish Competition Board (“Board”) concluded its investigation against two of the three mobile network operators in Turkey, namely Turkcell İletişim Hizmetleri A.Ş. (“Turkcell”) and Vodafone Telekomünikasyon A.Ş (“Vodafone”), and found that their conduct did not violate the Law No. 4054 on the Protection of Competition (“Law No. 4054”). [1] The

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  • ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law (Istanbul)
  • ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law (Istanbul)

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Gönenç Gürkaynak, Barış Yüksel, The Turkish Competition Authority decides that delays by mobile operators regarding the signing of interconnection agreements do not amount to an anti-competitive constructive refusal to deal (NetGSM / Turkcell-Vodafone), 23 January 2020, e-Competitions January 2020, Art. N° 96932

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