The Turkish Competition Authority announced last week that it has launched an investigation into the economic unity which consists Türk Telekom A.Ş. and TTNET A.Ş. (“TTNET”). The investigation is launched following a preliminary investigation where a complainant alleged that TTNET abused its dominant position by bundling fixed broadband internet and pay TV services, violating Article 6 of Law No. 4054 on Protection of Competition.
Unless extended, the Competition Board has six months to conclude the investigation. Three written defenses can be submitted and an oral hearing can be held if requested. TTNET is expected to submit its first written defense within 30 days.