The Turkish Competition Board prohibits the publishing of price lists by two professional federations of translators and translation offices (TUÇEF / TURÇEF)

This case summary includes an analysis of the Turkish Competition Board’s (“Board”) TUÇEF and TURÇEF decision (03.05.2018; 18-13/230-105). The Board reviewed the allegations put forward by Berkay Gökçe, a real person, against TURÇEF Yeminli Çevirmenlik Federasyonu (“TURÇEF”) and TUÇEF Uluslararası Çevirmenler ve Çeviri Kuruluşları Federasyonu (“TUÇEF”). The Board assessed the allegation that TUÇEF and TURÇEF publish price lists periodically. The Board found that although the published price lists consist only of recommended prices and are not binding, they still pose a risk of violating Law No. 4054 on the Protection of Competition (“Law No. 4054”). Against this background, the Board decided to task the Presidency of the Competition Authority to send a written opinion to TUÇEF and TURÇEF under Article 9(3) of

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Gönenç Gürkaynak, Betül Baş Çömlekçi, The Turkish Competition Board prohibits the publishing of price lists by two professional federations of translators and translation offices (TUÇEF / TURÇEF), 3 May 2018, e-Competitions Bulletin May 2018, Art. N° 87982

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