The Turkish Administrative Court in Ankara annuls a decision of the Competition Authority in the electronic communications sector due to incomplete examination of anticompetitive infringement (Dogan / Cisco)

This case summary includes an analysis of Ankara 11th Administrative Court’s (the “Administrative Court”) decision (24.10.2019, E. 1315, K. 2115) in which the Administrative Court annulled the Turkish Competition Board’s (the “Board”) decision (15-28/317-95, 07.07.2015) due to the incomplete examination, because the Board rendered its decision without obtaining the necessary opinion of Information and Communication Technologies Authority (“ICTA”) including the substantial assessment regarding the case. Background Firstly in order to provide a chronological order, the stages of the judicial review are as follows: (1) The Board examined and rejected the complaint of PlatformTurk Dijital Platform Hizmetleri A.Ş. (“PlatformTurk”) with its 2015 decision. (2) The Administrative Court

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