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June 7, 2024

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Turkey Launches Probe Into Apple Payment Practices


"The Competition Authority is currently conducting the Mobile Ecosystems Sector Inquiry concerning smart mobile devices and their software, with an aim to understand the structure and operation of the relevant sector and to determine the structural and/or behavioral competition issues in the sector."

March 1, 2024

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February 22, 2024

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August 2, 2023

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May 11, 2023

On the web

Bango, TPAY, and Etisalat Egypt Launch Direct Carrier Billing with Google To Enable IN-APP Purchases and Subscriptions for over 30 million Subscribers

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"TPAY, the leading payment provider for the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa (META), today announces, through its partnership with Bango and Etisalat Egypt, the launch of Direct Carrier Billing (DCB) with Google for over 30 million subscribers. The collaboration will create an easier experience for Android users to purchase apps, games, and digital content on their devices on Google Play."

August 1, 2022

On the web

IDEX Biometrics Launches Its First Biometric Payment Card in Turkey


“IDEX Biometrics has launched its first biometric payment cards in Turkey in collaboration with an unnamed issuer. These cards are expected to be in consumer hands by Q1 2023. This move comes shortly after IDEX announced a partnership with card manufacturer E-Kart. It claims Turkey is one of the largest payment card markets, with 240 million cards in circulation and 1.8 million acceptance locations. IDEX develops fingerprint identification technologies that offer simple, secure and personal authentication. It claims to help people easily complete payments that are secured against their identity.”

April 16, 2021

On the web

Bitcoin Tumbles After Turkey Bans Crypto Payments Citing Risks


“Bitcoin tumbled more than 4% on Friday after Turkey’s central bank banned the use of cryptocurrencies and crypto assets for purchases citing possible “irreparable” damage and transaction risks. In legislation published in the Official Gazette, the central bank said cryptocurrencies and other such digital assets based on distributed ledger technology could not be used, directly or indirectly, to pay for goods and services.”

March 15, 2018

On the web

Turkey’s BKM unveils checkout-free payments


“Installed at a music and bookstore in Istanbul, the system requires a shopper to use a POS device to scan the barcodes on items they are buying. A QR code then appears on the POS screen, which the shopper scans with the BKM Express app on their phone before getting a notification of the transaction.”

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