Competition Policy in Turkey
Ayşe Mumcu and
Ünal Zenginobuz ()
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We review the enforcement of competition policy and the activities of Turkish Competition Authority during 1997-2000. Descriptive statistics are provided on the caseload handled, such as types of anti-competitive behavior investigated, breakdown of investigations by industry, violations found, and penalties imposed. Competition Authority has been stretched in terms of manpower as it has faced a flood of applications in addition to having to develop the necessary secondary legislation. The most salient cases handled concerned infringement of competition, while a rather lenient position was taken in authorizing mergers and acquisitions. The silence of the Turkish Competition Law regarding public undertakings is a potential source of problem for aligning competition policies with those of EU.
Keywords: competition policy; competition authority; Turkey (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L44 L40 K21 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2001-11-21, Revised 2002-01-28
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