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Turkey’s competition board opens investigation into Google

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Turkey’s Competition Board said on Monday it had opened an investigation to determine whether Google had violated the country’s competition law.

Antitrust concerns about Google’s tying of its app store and services to use of the Android OS are spreading, as Turkey’s Competition Board has opened an inquiry, reversing an earlier decision.

INVOLVING ANDROID AND ASSOCIATED SERVICES BUNDLING

Involving Android and associated services bundling (at issue in Europe in the past), the Turkish Competition Authority has moved to investigate a complaint against Google (GOOG, GOOGL) filed previously by Yandex (YNDX-0.7%), one the agency had originally declined to look into.

GOOGLE MAINTAINS NO LAWS HAVE BEEN BREACHED 

Google maintains no laws have been breached and that its practices do not impede competition.

Google faces and has faced various antitrust examinations elsewhere, most notably in the European Union and Russia, as well as other complications prior in Turkey.

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