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Turkey to investigate whether Google violated competition law

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(Reuters) - Turkey's competition authority said on Monday it had launched an investigation into whether broke with algorithms it uses for searches and to target advertisements.

The probe follows a complaint that Alphabet Inc's unit had "abused its dominant position and made the efforts of other companies difficult", the authority said.

The investigation will include companies Reklamcilik ve Pazarlama, Google International LLC, Google LLC, and Alphabet Inc., it said.

Calls by to Google Reklamcilik ve Pazarlama, Alphabet's local unit, were not answered on Monday.

In September, the authority fined Google some 93 million Turkish lira ($17.38 million) for violating with its

($1 = 5.3495 liras)

(Reporting by Ezgi Erkoyun; Writing by Tuvan Gumrukcu; Editing by David Dolan and Catherine Evans)

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First Published: Mon, January 07 2019. 19:42 IST