Turkey - Dispute with Uber continues - April 30, 2018

Tension between regular taxi drivers and Uber drivers spiked in Istanbul, with a series of violent attacks and demonstrations carried out by the regular drivers. The head of the Istanbul Taxi Drivers Union went as far as stating that ‘Uber is terrorist and its users are traitors’. The United Taxi Drivers Association (İTEO) has opened a law suit against Uber protesting what they see as unfair competition. In reaction to the tensions, local authorities proposed a system envisaging the administering of all taxis from one centralised system.

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