The Turkish Competition Authority launches an investigation into a search engine company for alleged abuse of dominance in the online search market (Google)

Background Competition authorities all over the world, including the European Commission, German, French, Italian and Indian competition authorities, have launched many investigations against the well-known online search engine company Google, many of which ended with imposition of huge amounts of fines for its anti-competitive practices. Turkey is no different in this respect; Google hit the headlines also in Turkey as a result of the Turkish Competition Authority’s (the TCA) investigations. On March 12, 2019, the TCA announced that it had launched an investigation into Google for its alleged abuse of dominance in the general internet search market by excluding rival search engines and prioritising its services [1]. While details about the case are not yet clear, the outline of

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  • Ankara Hacı Bayram Veli University (Ankara)

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Ahmet Fatih Ozkan, The Turkish Competition Authority launches an investigation into a search engine company for alleged abuse of dominance in the online search market (Google), 12 March 2019, e-Competitions Notion of dominance, Art. N° 91687

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