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Turkey fines Google $25m for advert abuse



Turkey’s competition authority on Friday fined Google 196.7 million lira ($25.54 million) for abusing its dominant position in the online search market.

The Turkish agency said Google “intensively” uses tactics on its search engine to block rivals in the online advertising business.

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The authority’s investigation covered Google’s Turkey branch as well as Google International, Google Ireland Limited and Alphabet Inc.

The Turkish government had in February fined Google 98.3 million lira ($12.7 million) over similar anti-trust charges.

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