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Public consultation on draft operational procedures and principles of the Turkish green certificate system and market

February 2021 – The Turkish Energy Market Regulatory Authority (“EMRA”) has initiated a public consultation process in relation to the draft operational procedures and principles regarding Turkey’s green certificate system and the introduction...

New Turkish-Lira tariff scheme for renewable energy projects in Turkey

February 2021 – On 30 January 2021, Presidential Decision No. 3453 (the “Decision”) was published in Turkey’s Official Gazette and entered into force on the same date. The Decision is based on the authority granted to the Turkish president on...

Two-minute recap of recent developments in Turkish Data Protection Law – January 2021

Feburary 2021 – In January, the most remarkable announcement of the Turkish Data Protection Board (the “Board”) was in relation to the new privacy policy of the messaging and VoIP platform WhatsApp. Another important development was the Board’s...

Two-minute recap of recent developments in Turkish competition law – December 2020

January 2021 – In 2020, the Turkish Competition Authority (the “Authority”) concluded a total of 178 merger control filings in Phase I. At the same time, the Authority was quite busy in 2020 with developments in digital markets—increasing the...

Two-minute recap of recent developments in Turkish competition law – November 2020

December 2020 – In November, the most important development in Turkish competition law news was the publication by the Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) of its draft “Communiqué on Commitment to be Submitted in Preliminary Investigations...

Updated Overview of the 5G Auctions in Central and Eastern Europe

December 2020 – The introduction of 5G networks will bring significant changes to the telecommunications market. Not only will the technology open up a wide range of new possibilities in a variety of sectors (including manufacturing, health, energy...

Sanctions for social media providers in Turkey: Implications of the new rules

November 2020 – The authorised regulatory body in Turkey, the Information and Communication Technologies Authority (the “ICTA”), imposed administrative fines of TRY 10 million (equivalent to approximately EUR 1 million) on social media platforms...

Turkish Competition Board penalises five international banks for not providing requested information

November 2020 – The Turkish Competition Board (“Board”) recently published its reasoned decision[1] (“Decision”) concerning the requests for information pertaining to data on traders’ chat-rooms from a number of financial institutions operating...

Procedures and principles for social network providers in Turkey

October 2020 – Recent amendments to Turkish Law No. 5651 “On the Regulation of Broadcasts via the Internet and Prevention of Crimes Committed through Such Broadcasts” (the “Amendments”) have widened the scope of Law No. 5651 to cover social...

The Turkish Competition Authority wants to take “a quick look” at employees’ personal mobile devices

October 2020 – Overview of recently issued “Guidelines for the Examination of Digital Data during On-site Inspections”.