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Turkey fines Google $36.6M for breaking competition law

Turkish competition authority says Google broke law by complicating organic search results and placing ads on top

Aysu Biçer   | 14.04.2021
Turkey fines Google $36.6M for breaking competition law

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ANKARA

Turkish authorities on Wednesday fined Google 296 million Turkish liras ($36.6 million) for violating the country's competition law.

Turkey’s Competition Authority said Google violated the law by complicating organic search results in the content services market by prominently placing text ads at the top of its general search results, excluding its competitors.

The investigation included Turkish Google Reklamcilik ve Pazarlama Ltd., Google International LLC, Google LLC, Google Ireland Ltd., and Alphabet – Google’s parent company – it added.

In 2019, the European Commission also slapped a $1.69 billion fine on Google for breaking the EU’s anti-trust rules on online advertising.

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