Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

This article examines the law and practices related to merger and acquisitions (M&A) in Turkey. An overview of the strengths and weaknesses of the Competition Board is carried out with a set of suggestions as to how it may be possible to prepare for the needs which may arise in light of the anticipated changes in Turkey-EU relations. The importance of domestic constituency building and the priority of SMEs, as well as the importance of judiciary reform are emphasized. The article touches upon critical issues such as the weak level of consumer organization in Turkey as well as the insufficient level of respect of the Board’s advice by political actors. The interaction between development of Turkey-EU relations on other fronts and the issue of M&A is outlined and certain scenarios are analyzed in this framework...


 

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Ural Akuzum
Ural Akuzum
From the Desk of the Editor This issue of TPQ takes up a myriad of issues that the Middle East is grappling with today: from protracted conflicts and the increasing complexity of proxy wars, to changing regional blocs and emerging powers. The Arab uprisings of 2011 remain an important fulcrum for the changing political landscape of the Middle East, and as many of our authors contend, the underlying problems and basic drivers...
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