From Mergers to Cartels: An Overview of the Rapidly Evolving Turkish Competition Law in Light of the European Model

Journal of European Competition Law & Practice, Volume 2, Issue 3, 1 June 2011, 269–276, doi: 10.1093/jeclap/lpr009

16 Pages Posted: 4 May 2018

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Gonenc Gurkaynak

ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law

Derya Durlu Gürzumar

University of Neuchâtel

Date Written: March 24, 2011

Abstract

With its more than a decade-long enforcement practice, Turkish competition law has undergone significant changes that could indicate a move towards converging with the European jurisdiction in many respects. In particular, the Turkish merger control regime has been introduced to a new communiqué and a draft guideline to interpret ex ante merger review in light of especially the new, only-turnover-based notifiability thresholds. Additionally, abuse of dominance, cartel cases, concerted practices and exchange of sensitive competitive information under Turkish competition law bear significant resemblance to their comparable European counterparts, while retaining their Turkey-specific features.

Keywords: Communique No. 2010/4, Turkish Merger Guidelines, competition law, Turkey

JEL Classification: K21, L40

Suggested Citation

Gurkaynak, Gonenc and Durlu Gürzumar, Derya, From Mergers to Cartels: An Overview of the Rapidly Evolving Turkish Competition Law in Light of the European Model (March 24, 2011). Journal of European Competition Law & Practice, Volume 2, Issue 3, 1 June 2011, 269–276, doi: 10.1093/jeclap/lpr009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3149773

Gonenc Gurkaynak (Contact Author)

ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law ( email )

Çitlenbik Sokak No:12
Yıldız Mahallesi
Istanbul, Beşiktaş 34349
Turkey

Derya Durlu Gürzumar

University of Neuchâtel ( email )

Neuchatel, CH-2000
Switzerland

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