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This article evaluates the performance of the Turkish Competition Authority as a policy making body. The article argues that the importance of competition is little appreciated or understood in Turkey and this is the greatest obstacle hindering the implementation of competition policy. Consumers and corporations alike lack basic comprehension of the competition law and, therefore, the Competition Board is left to implement competition policy on its own. The article then points out some problem areas associated with secondary legislation, investigations and merger control...Please click here to read the text in full.

 

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Tolga İşmen
Tolga İşmen
From the Desk of the Editor Since the founding of the Turkish Republic, competing conceptions of Turkish identity have existed. Among many examples, the role of Islam has been contested, Kurdish and Turkish nationalisms have clashed, and various identity-based movements have ebbed and flowed, shaping political cleavages. National identity contestation has also spilled over into Turkey’s relationship with its Western...
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