Profile image
By SiteProNews (Reporter)
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views

Now:
Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:
Total:

Turkey Investigating Google Anti-Trust Charges

Monday, March 6, 2017 22:25
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

(Before It's News)

Turkey has opened an investigation into Google to determine if the tech titan has breached the country’s anti-trust laws.

Turkey’s Competition Board, in a statement on its website, said it is looking into “the provision of mobile operating systems and mobile applications and services, as well as by the agreements concluded between Google and original equipment manufacturers.”

GoogleThe investigation will seek to determine if Google is using its Android operating system to monopolize the mobile marketplace by forcing Android device makers to install its apps and services.

This is not Google’s first problem with Turkey.

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has blocked YouTube, Google’s video service, several times over the years because the site was used by Erdogan’s opponents to criticize him.

This is not the first time Google has been under fire for its Android practices. The European Union last year filed charges against Google, accusing it of breaching EU anti-trust law with its Android operating system. In a formal Statement of Objections, the EU said a nearly-three-year investigation found that Google was using a strategy on mobile devices to reinforce its dominance in general Internet searches.

European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said at the time that the practice “denies consumers a wider choice of mobile apps and services and stands in the way of innovation by other players, in breach of EU antitrust rules.”

Google has also had issues with Russia. The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) of Russia opened a case against Google after determining a complaint filed by Yandex, the country’s most popular search engine, had merit. Yandex sent a complaint to the FAS accusing Google of breaching Russian anti-trust law with the bundling of its search app and other services with the Android operating system.


avatar

Jennifer Cowan is the Managing Editor for SiteProNews.

The post Turkey Investigating Google Anti-Trust Charges appeared first on SiteProNews.



Source: http://www.sitepronews.com/2017/03/07/turkey-investigating-google-anti-trust-charges/

Report abuse

Comments

Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Top Stories
Recent Stories
 

Featured

 

Top Global

 

Top Alternative

 

Register

Newsletter

Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.