The Turkish Competition Authority takes interim measures against the telecommunications incumbent on alleged predatory pricing on internet broadband access without waiting for the telecommunications regulator’s opinion (TTNet A.S.)

Pursuant to Article 6 of the Law on the Protection of Competition n° 4054 (the “Law”), abuse of dominant position is prohibited. It is forbidden, pursuant to paragraph (a) of Article 6 “to prevent, directly or indirectly, other undertakings in its area of commercial activities or practices which aim to impede the activities of the competitors in the market”. TTNet A.S., operating as a separate legal personality under the control of Türk Telecom, with its main area of activity being retail broadband internet services provisioning, was established on April 26, 2006. Pursuant to Competition Board's evaluations made as of March 2007, TTNet A.S. is considered dominant position in the market “broadband

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  • Jones Day (Paris)
  • Gide Loyrette Nouel (Istanbul)

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Remy Fekete, Alev Bayraktar, The Turkish Competition Authority takes interim measures against the telecommunications incumbent on alleged predatory pricing on internet broadband access without waiting for the telecommunications regulator’s opinion (TTNet A.S.), 11 July 2007, e-Competitions Interim measures, Art. N° 14807

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