The average price of a taxicab license plate in Istanbul has increased 6.6 percent in just two days, after the city municipality declared its support for the government’s new regulation to prevent “illegal passenger transportation,” particularly aimed at Uber drivers.
The mobile transport application Uber will no longer be in use in Turkey’s metropolis, Istanbul, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, weighing in a months-long heated dispute between the yellow taxi and Uber drivers.

Number of Uber vehicles in Istanbul reaches 10,100: Association

The number of Uber vehicles in Istanbul has reached 10,100, while the number of Uber drivers is 15,000, growing in numbers every day, the chair of a transportation association told daily Habertürk on May 31.

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