Uber to scale down operations in Turkey
At some point tensions led to violence last year. After a series of violent confrontations between the taxi drivers, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had intervened in June last year, heralding “an end” to Uber in Turkey.
Taxi drivers’ associations took the issue to local courts, demanding the authorities to ban Uber.
“The current situation does not allow carrying out Uber XL services. Those services will be gradually downsized,” the ride-hailing company said in a statement, according to İhlas News Agency.
“We want to work together with local stakeholders to come up with new solutions which will ensure all provinces in Turkey enjoy benefits offered by innovative technologies such as Uber,” the statement added.