Turkey launches probe into Apple on limitations over payment systems

People visit an Apple store in Istanbul

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The Turkish Competition Board said on Thursday it had launched an investigation into contracts made by Apple with application developers and its refusal to allow alternative payment systems on the App Store.

The investigation was launched as part of a review of mobile smart devices and software for these devices, the Competition Board said in a statement.

(Reporting by Ebru Tuncay and Can Sezer; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by Ezgi Erkoyun)