At the same time as Uber’s judicial battle with taxi drivers in Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with the advent of taxi drivers, said he should leave Turkey.
What did Erdogan say about Uber?
Uber has been involved in a number of other jurisdictions since he began working in Turkey. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Uber should leave the country as Turkish lawyers step up with taxi drivers in Turkey.
Erdogan said during his last night’s speech at the Iftar ceremony in Istanbul that Uber’s activities in Turkey had ended and that the authorities should take steps to prevent the company from operating. Erdogan emphasized that Turkey has its own taxi system. Referring to the Turkish Interior Minister and police forces, he said that these two authorities should decide on the fate of Uber.
What did online taxi services do in Turkey?
Uber began his activity in Istanbul in 2014. Estimates suggest that Istanbul has 17 million people with 18,000 yellow taxis, with a market value of $ 1.5 billion. After Ober arrived in Turkey, many yellow taxi drivers protested that the main reason for the protests was the decline in revenue and market share in Turkey.
According to information provided by Uber, Turkey operates under the D-2 certificate, which is a license for private transportation companies, not taxi companies. Ober drivers pay $ 760 annually to renew their licenses, while the annual license for each taxi in Istanbul is $ 360,000.
According to Erdogan, the provision of similar taxi services using the D-2 license in Turkey is not possible. Despite the words of Erdogan, Uber continues to continue his normal activities in Istanbul.