The Turkish Competition Authority scrutinises digital markets for excessive pricing (Sahibiden)

The Turkish Competition Authority has continued its investigations into alleged anti-competitive practices in digital markets. This time, the Competition Board (the Authority's decision-making body) has launched a fully fledged investigation against Sahibinden Bilgi Teknolojileri Paz ve Tic AŞ, an e-marketplace that enables third parties to market and sell goods, particularly vehicles and real estate, for allegedly abusing its dominant position by engaging in excessive pricing. [1] Facts The Sahibinden investigation dates back to 2020, after allegations emerged regarding excessive commission rates imposed on business subscribers, which allegedly left no room for subscribing to competing platforms. It was alleged that the excessive commission rates eventually harmed both businesses and

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Gönenç Gürkaynak, Uzay Görkem Yıldız, The Turkish Competition Authority scrutinises digital markets for excessive pricing (Sahibiden), 1 September 2022, e-Competitions September 2022, Art. N° 108544

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