Turkey's competition authority to investigate whether Google violated law

The Turkish Competition Authority (TCA) on Monday launched an investigation into whether internet search engine Google had broken competition law with algorithms it uses for searches and to target advertisements, Dünya newspaper reported.

The investigation will include the companies of Google Reklamcilik ve Pazarlama, Google International LLC, Google LLC, Google Ireland Limited and Alphabet Inc., Dünya newspaper said, noting that the probe began following a claim that Alphabet Inc's Google unit had "abused its dominant position and made the efforts of other companies difficult."

The authority fined Google some 93 million Turkish lira ($17.38 million) for violating competition law with its mobile software sales in September 2018.