Istanbul public transport suspended as part of May Day measures
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
DHA PhotoPublic transport in Istanbul is severely restricted today as local authorities take precautions to prevent any illegal gathering in Taksim Square for May Day after the local governor denied unions’ requests to mark the holiday at the iconic square.
Istanbul’s metro was cease working between the Şişhane and Taksim stations, as well as the Taksim and Levent stations, as of 6 a.m. The Taksim-Kabataş funicular was also cease operations starting at 6 a.m.
All IDO ferry services from the Anatolian side of the city to the European side is also be suspended starting at 6 a.m.
Authorities have also announced that the metrobus was stop city-wide as of 5 a.m.