The Turkish competition watchdog has initiated an investigation into Alphabet, Google, and the Turkish Google advertising unit to determine if they have engaged in market abuse due to their dominant position.
According to a statement from the Competition Authority (RK), initial investigations suggest that the company committed a breach of competition law by giving preferential treatment to its own online video advertising and ad technology services.
The authority stated that the investigation encompasses Alphabet, Google, Google International, Google Ireland Limited, and the Turkish Google advertising unit, with a focus on their integrity.
The Competition Authority began investigating Google earlier this year for potential abuse of its dominant position in the general search services market.
The tech giant has been fined multiple times in recent years due to investigations that revealed market dominance abuse and violation of competition law.