I became an honorary Gin Rectifier last night (May 9). I took an oath and now I am duty bound to promote the best interests of gin.
The group first announced its intention to acquire Mey IÁki in February, for an 'enterprise value' of $2.1 billion (£1.3 billion).
According to Diageo, the Turkish Competition Authority's clearance is conditional upon the subsequent disposal of the Mey IÁki brands Hare liqueur and Maestro gin.
Diageo anticipates that these disposals will be completed within the current financial year.
In a statement Diageo said: "Mey IÁki will be fully consolidated and transforms Diageo's existing position in this fast growing spirits market."