The Turkish Competition Authority fines an online second hand books company for abuse of dominance (Nadirkitap)

I. Introduction The Turkish Competition Authority (“ Authority ”) has published its Nadirkitap decision [1] in which it evaluated the allegation as to whether Nadirkitap Bilişim ve Reklamcılık AŞ (“ Nadirkitap ”), a company providing mediation services in the online sale of the second-hand books through its website named www.nadirkitap.com, violated Article 4 of the Law No. 4054 on the Protection of Competition (“ Law No. 4054 ”) by way of hindering the activities of the competitors by way of not providing the data sets of its seller members who wish to market their products through rival intermediary service providers (“ Investigation ”). Upon its investigation, the Competition Board (“ Board ”) decided to impose an administrative monetary fine on Nadirkitap. II. Background Set out by the Board

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

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Gönenç Gürkaynak, Betül Baş Çömlekçi, Ugur Gonul, The Turkish Competition Authority fines an online second hand books company for abuse of dominance (Nadirkitap), 23 August 2022, e-Competitions September 2022, Art. N° 108545

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