Turkey's Competition Board imposes a fine of $25 million on Google

California-based tech giant Google has been fined 196.7 million Turkish liras (about $25.6 million) by Turkey's competition authority for "abusing its dominant market position."

FILE PHOTO: A Google logo is shown at a company complex in the U.S.

Turkey's Competition Board has fined Google 196.7 million Turkish liras ($25.6 million) following an investigation against the company.  

The company has been found to be violating the terms of fair competition due to unfair access to advertisement space. 

The California-based tech giant had presented a defense last week on accusations that it "was abusing its dominant power in the market." 

This is not the first time that Google has faced a fine by Turkish authorities. Earlier this year, it was imposed a fine of 98.3 million Turkish liras for "aggressive competition tactics."