The Turkish Council of State orders stay of execution of Competition Board’s remedies inherent to its conditional clearance decision in daily political newspapers market (Vatan Newspaper / Dogan Group)

Background On 10 March 2008, the Turkish Competition Board has conditionally cleared [1] the acquisition of Vatan Newspaper (Vatan) by Doðan Gazetecilik A.Þ. (Doðan Group) - the biggest media holding both in terms of audience and advertisement revenues- , by accepting the “failing company defense”. The Board concluded that Doðan Group reinforces its dominant position in daily political newspapers market via this acquisition; however, as Vatan is considered as a “failing company”, the operation is cleared subject to following conditions [2] : The transfer of “Vatan Gazetesi“ trade mark and privileges to a third party within two years following the Board's clearance decision and obligatory notification of this transfer to

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Hilal Utku, The Turkish Council of State orders stay of execution of Competition Board’s remedies inherent to its conditional clearance decision in daily political newspapers market (Vatan Newspaper / Dogan Group), 11 March 2009, e-Competitions Interim measures, Art. N° 25712

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