Turkey: Dynamic Efficiency Considerations in Merger Control Analyses

Concurrences Review N° 3-2018, Art. N° 87102

9 Pages Posted: 20 Dec 2018

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Gonenc Gurkaynak

ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law

Çağlagül Koz

Dentons - Munich

Naz Topaloğlu

Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (Barcelona GSE), Students; ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-At-Law

Date Written: September 2018

Abstract

The final destination and the ultimate goal that we put forth in our article is that the Turkish Competition Board should include innovation considerations in its merger control analyses by employing dynamic tools. Accordingly, we contend that the Turkish Competition Board should “set its course to Ithaka” and aim to reach its “ideal state” in its enforcement of competition rules. The Turkish Competition Board should bear in mind that, regardless of how long, arduous and full of hardship the journey may be, each step taken on this path brings it closer to Ithaka and helps it to achieve the fundamental goals of competition enforcement. Without undertaking this adventurous, challenging and lengthy voyage, it is not possible to reach the final destination.

Keywords: innovation, merger control analysis, Turkey, Turkish Competition Board, innovation efficiencies

JEL Classification: K21, L40

Suggested Citation

Gurkaynak, Gonenc and Koz, Çağlagül and Topaloğlu, Naz, Turkey: Dynamic Efficiency Considerations in Merger Control Analyses (September 2018). Concurrences Review N° 3-2018, Art. N° 87102, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3293740

Gonenc Gurkaynak (Contact Author)

ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law ( email )

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

Çağlagül Koz

Dentons - Munich

Jungfernturmstraße 2
Munich, 80333
Germany

Naz Topaloğlu

Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (Barcelona GSE), Students ( email )

Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27
Barcelona
Spain

ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-At-Law ( email )

Yıldız Mah. Çitlenbik Sk. No:12
İstanbul, 34349
Turkey

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