Turkey's competition authority on Tuesday reiterated that Google should "completely" comply with Turkish law as it has done in other countries.
In September 2018, Turkey's Competition Authority announced it had fined Google some TL 93 million for violating competition laws with its mobile software sales. The watchdog said in March this year that it was launching a broader investigation into Google based on preliminary findings.
In March, the board had opened an investigation over claims that Google uses abusive tactics against its rivals.
The Competition Authority’s investigation focused on finding out whether the U.S. technology giant abused its almost monopoly power in the mobile software market to maintain and strengthen its position in the internet browser services.
As a result of the investigation, the authority disclosed that Google provides financial support for mobile device manufacturers because it maintains the position to become the only service provider in mobile devices and prevents the upload of the products offered by its rivals.
The board underlined that Google's investigative practices have been the subject of similar investigations before with the EU and Russia. The European Commission fined Google 4.34 billion euros ($4.84 billion) for breaching the EU's antitrust rules on online advertising.
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