Doğan Holding gets back right to public tenders
ANKARA – Anadolu AgencyAn administrative court in Ankara has ruled against the Turkish Energy Ministry’s decision to ban Turkey’s Doğan Holding from government tenders temporarily, the company said in a filing to the stock exchange late June 1.
Doğan Holding said the 12th Administrative Court ruled in favor of its demand for the annulment of the ban.
The company was banned from government tenders due to a decision on Petrol Ofiisi, the gas retailer, according to a decision in the May 27 Official Gazette.
The Energy Ministry ordered Doğan and Petrol Ofisi, which the holding owned until 2010, to serve a 237-day ban that remained outstanding from a previous sentence imposed in 2009, according to the gazette.
Doğan sold Petrol Ofisi to Austria’s OVM in 2010.
The holding, which also owns the Hürriyet Daily News, said in the filing that it would launch legal proceedings for the lifting of the ban in line with the court order.