The Ankara Regional Administrative Court partially annuls a decision by the Competition Authority which imposed restrictive interim measures on an e-commerce platform for alleged abusive self-preferencing conduct (Trendyol)

Until recent times, an interim measure decision of the Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) was something hard to come by. However, with the growing prominence of digital markets and the equally strong response from the competition authorities, that situation has changed as well. The latest experience shows that the TCA is more determined to actively use this tool in an attempt to efficiently respond to conducts in these fast-evolving markets. Among those decisions, the Trendyol Interim Measures Decision [1] (or Trendyol Decision) clearly was the one that attracted the most interest and debate. So it was very exciting to get informed that on 25.05.2022, the administrative court has reversed in part and affirmed in part this decision via a detailed analysis of each interim measure

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Erdem Aktekin, The Ankara Regional Administrative Court partially annuls a decision by the Competition Authority which imposed restrictive interim measures on an e-commerce platform for alleged abusive self-preferencing conduct (Trendyol), 25 May 2022, e-Competitions May 2022, Art. N° 107116

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