The legal structure of competition policy in Turkey
Sanli, K. C.
The Political Economy of Regulation in Turkey
Springer New York
75 - 120
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The purpose of this study is to introduce readers to the basics of Turkish Antitrust Law and its enforcement practices. In this respect, the chapter is categorized into four parts. The first part covers the background and the sources of the Turkish Antitrust Law. After the legislative background is mentioned, the main legal sources of the law are specified. The second part is devoted to the main concepts prescribed in the Act such as the relevant market and the concept of undertaking. Substantive provisions are explained in the third part, and this part is organized under three headings. First, restrictive agreements are expounded along with the exemption rule. Subsequently, the monopoly provision is illustrated with some examples of abuse. And finally, the provision and the secondary legislation governing the concentrations are explained. Here, the procedural issues are of importance. Enforcement authorities and sanctions are discussed in the final part. © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011.