Turkey fines Google $16.3 million for violating competition rules

Turkey’s competition authority announced on Friday that it fined Google 98.35 million lira ($16.26 million) for abusing its dominant market position, Demirören News Agency reported.

The institution said Google violated Turkey’s competition rules by practices that created disadvantages for its competitors in the e-commerce market. 

The competition authority said it had investigated the practices of Google Reklamcılık ve Pazarlama, Google International LLC, Google LLC, Google Ireland Limited and Alphabet Inc.

Turkey also handed Google a 3-month plan that includes measures to end the violations, Habertürk said. The competition authority asked Google to provide regular reports on progress made in implementing those measures in the next five years.



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