Turkey launches probe over Google's abuse of market dominance
The investigation will serve to determine whether or not a breach of the competition law has been committed.
The A Haber broadcaster reported on Monday that the Turkish Competition Authority has launched an investigation into Google for alleged abuse of market dominance.
In a preliminary investigation, the regulator assessed relevant information, documentation, and conclusions and drew results sufficient enough to assess that an investigation ought to be launched into the economic integrity of the Alphabet company and its branches, including Google.
According to the report issued by the broadcaster, the investigation will serve to determine whether or not a breach of the competition law has been committed.
Three years ago, the board slammed a $25 million fine on Google over abuse of its dominance on the market of search browsers. The investigation at the time lasted over a year and it determined, through the company's advertising algorithms, that a breach of competition law had been effected.
Over the years, the company has faced several serious charges over breaches of anti-trust law and abuse of market dominance.
Tech regulators have grown increasingly concerned with big tech regarding anti-trust issues and anti-competitive behavior, tax payment, privacy matters, data handling, and more.
Just a month ago, the EU and the UK have opened formal antitrust investigations into whether Facebook's owner, Meta Platforms Inc., and Google sought to illegally cooperate in digital advertising.