According to a news source, the Turkish Competition Authority has concluded a 15-month investigation and imposed a fine of 17.9 million Turkish Liras (US$8.6 million) on Frito-Lay, finding that it engaged in practices to ensure that it was the only salty snack brand available for sale in retail shops. While the initial decision and fine have apparently been issued to the company, a more detailed “reasoned decision” will be forthcoming. The company, which contends that it “has strong policies in place to achieve compliance with the laws and regulations everywhere we do business,” will reportedly have the right to file an appeal. See, September 6, 2013.