Turkish competition authority fines google for non-compliance with local search obligations.

On Thursday, the Turkish Competition Authority announced its decision to impose a fine on Google due to the company’s failure to meet obligations regarding a segment of its local search services.

According to the authority, Google will face a daily fine equivalent to five ten-thousandths of its 2023 revenues until it adheres to the decisions of the competition board. This penalty, effective from April 15 onwards, serves as a measure to compel Google to comply with the board’s directives.

The competition board clarified that the fine was imposed because Google’s previous efforts to address concerns raised by the competition authority regarding local search services did not encompass hotel inquiries.