Turkish Competitors Authority Publishes Preliminary Findings On E-Market Sector – Anti-trust/Competitors Regulation


Turkish competition authority publishes preliminary results on the e-marketplace sector

June 14, 2021

Moroglu Arseven

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On May 7, 2021, the Turkish Competition Authority published certain preliminary findings (“report“) from its sector inquiry into the electronic market of 11 June 2020 (“inquiry“), by publication on the Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA“) Website.

In the interests of general consumer and retailer protection, the investigation was intended to uncover anti-competitive practices in the area of ​​electronic marketplaces. In the light of the results of the investigation, the report recommends, among other things, the implementation of certain improvement measures. To this end, the report contains the following recommendations:

  • Strengthening the applicable secondary law
  • Implement a code of conduct for e-marketplace platforms in order to eliminate the current imbalances in the bargaining power between retailers and e-marketplace platform operators
  • Adoption of standards for the behavior of gatekeeper companies in electronic markets

Public comments on the report can be submitted to the TCA through their website until June 9, 2021.

The report and accompanying announcement are available in Turkish at this link

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