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Turkey: Gov investigates Google over competition law violations

 |  January 7, 2019

According to Reuters, Turkey’s competition authority announced it had launched an investigation into whether internet search engine Google broke Turkey’s competition law with algorithms it uses for searches and to target advertisements.

The probe follows a complaint that Alphabet Inc’s Google unit had “abused its dominant position and made the efforts of other companies difficult,” the authority stated.

The investigation will include companies Google Reklamcilik ve Pazarlama, Google International, Google, Google Ireland Limited, and Alphabet, it stated.

In September, the authority fined Google some 93 million Turkish lira (US$17.38 million) for violating Turkish competition laws with its mobile software sales.

Full Content: Reuters

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