Turkey rejects appeal against ban on Booking.com

Turkey rejects appeal against ban on Booking.com

Turkish court has rejected online travel agent Booking.com's appeal against a ban on its activities, broadcaster NTV and the pro-government Yeni Safak newspaper reported.

An Istanbul court banned Booking.com on March 29 for an undisclosed period of time, ruling that the company had violated competition law.

Turkey's Association of Turkish Travel Agencies had previously made Booking.com pay Turkey's competition authority a fine of more than 2.5 million lira ($700,000) in 2015, Reuters recalls.

After the March ruling, the Information and Communication Technologies Authority banned access to the Booking.com website which displayed the notice: "Unfortunately it isn't possible to book properties in Turkey from your country right now."

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