In order to prevent May Day Celebration in Taksim, Turkish state literally shuts down Istanbul… Istanbul news roundup…


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Banned the May Day celebrations in Taksim, Istanbul Governor closed to traffic not only in Taksim and it’s around, but also in many points in Istanbul.
Airspace also closed!
On May Day, the metro services will be available only between Levent-Hacıosman stations. The metro services between Levent-Yenikapı stations and the funicular services between Kabataş-Taksim will be cancelled.
All the places close to traffic tomorrow listed here in Turkish.
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