Turkey’s competition board opens investigation into Google
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AFP photoTurkey’s Competition Board announced on March 6 that it had opened an investigation to determine whether Google has violated the country’s competition law.
In a statement on its website, the authority said the probe aimed to determine whether Google’s contracts with equipment producers, in addition to its mobile communications systems, applications and provision of services, had violated the law, as reported by Reuters.
The authority will probe whether three Google companies violated the 4th and 6th articles of Law No. 4054.
Article 4 of the law in question bans any agreements and other moves that restrict competition among enterprises, while Article 6 bans the abuse of any company that dominates the market.
The competition authority had previously concluded that opening an investigation into the company was not necessary but decided to change its decision after a second evaluation.