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A competition investigation has been opened against Media Markt Turkey, Teknosa, Vatan Bilgisayar and Sunny Elektronik.

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Competition, Media Markt Turkey Ticaret Limited Şirketi, Teknosa İç ve Dış Tic. AS, Vatan Computer San. ve Tic. HOW and Sunny Elektronik San. ve Tic. AS decided to open an investigation.

According to the announcement on the website of the Italian Antitrust Authority, an investigation has been concluded on the accusation that the companies in question have violated the law on the protection of competition.

Considering the information, documents and results obtained in the preliminary research to be serious and sufficient, the Board decided to contact Media Markt Turkey Ticaret Limited Şirketi, Teknosa İç ve Dış Tic. AS, Vatan Computer San. ve Tic. HOW and Sunny Elektronik San. ve Tic. AS decided to open an investigation.

The article on which the investigation opened against technology product sales companies is based is as follows:

They are illegal and prohibited.

These cases are, in particular:

a) Determination of the purchase or sale price of goods or services, factors such as cost and profit that make up the price and any conditions of purchase or sale,

b) Divide markets by goods or services and share or control all types of assets or market elements,
c) control the amount of demand or supply of goods or services or determine them outside the market,
d) make it difficult or restrict the activity of competing companies, or take companies operating in the market out of the market by boycott or other behaviors, or prevent the entry of new ones on the market,
e) With the exception of the exclusive concession, applying different conditions to subjects on an equal footing for equal rights, obligations and shares,
f) Contrary to the nature of the contract or commercial practices, requesting the purchase of a good or service together with other goods or services, or rendering a good or service requested by buyers acting as an intermediary the condition of exhibiting another good or service from the buyer, or stating conditions relating to the supply of a good or service,

In cases where the existence of an agreement cannot be proven, the fact that the price changes in the market or the balance between supply and demand or the business sectors of the firms are similar to those of the markets where competition is impeded , distorted or limited constitutes a presumption that the undertakings are in concerted practice.

Provided that it is based on economic and rational facts, each party can evade responsibility by demonstrating that they have not acted in concert.

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