Turkish Competition Authority Fines Google TL 296 Million ($36.6 Million)!
The Competition Board has made a decision as follows as a result of its investigation;
• Google has a dominant position in the general search services market,
• Google’s own local search and accommodation price comparison services provides an advantage over its competitors by placing text ads at the top of its general search results, causing distortion of competition in the local search services and accommodation price comparison service markets, thus violating Article 6 of Law No. 4054.
For all these reasons, an administrative fine of 296,084,899.49 TL is imposed on Google.
You can find the decision in Turkish via this link: https://www.rekabet.gov.tr/Dosya/geneldosya/google-yerel-arama-nihai-karar-pdf