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Turkey fines Google over competition infringements

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Turkey’s Competition Authority has fined US tech giant Google around USD 15 million for violating competition rules in sales of mobile software, AFP reports.

The Competition Authority (RK) said it was fining Google just over 93 million Turkish lira (USD 14.93 million).

It said that the American company had six months to end the violation and ensure there is fair competition on the Turkish market.

The Turkish fine comes two months after the EU hit Google with its biggest ever fine, imposing a 4.34 billion euro (USD 5.1 billion) penalty on the US firm for illegally abusing the dominance of its operating system for mobile devices.