Turkcell fined US$24m for anti-competitive behaviour
Turkey's leading mobile operator fined following investigation into abuse of dominant position
Turkey's largest mobile operator, Turkcell, has been hit with a US$24 million fine for alleged anti-competitive behaviour.
The Turkish competition board said Wednesday that it decided to fine Turkcell following an investigation to determine whether the operator violated some articles of competition law by abusing its dominant market position.
With 36 million subscribers, Turkcell claims a 56% share of the mobile market. Vodafone Turkey, which recently announced that it plans to acquire a fixed line operator, has a 25% share of the market with14.9 million subscribers. The remaining 19% of the market is looked after by third GSM operator Avea.