#İstanbul has a taxi problem, it is under scrutiny now but hard to be fixed soon…

The taxi lobby maybe powerful than any other political lobbies (!) in İstanbul. They managed to restrict Uber’s operations, and the municipality’s move to increase the number of taxis was prevented and now Istanbulians have to live with the current taxi drivers. There are of course exceptions but most of them are not kind people to live with…

Istanbul taxi scams under scrutiny

Inspections on taxi drivers in Istanbul’s Beyoğlu and Eminönü districts have revealed the differences in treatment toward local Turks and visiting foreigners.
Death toll from floods in Black Sea region rises to 70

Three ministers visited Bozkurt district in Kastamonu, the hardest-hit region from the floods.
In Turkey, a social media battle amid ongoing blazes

Shortly after the Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office opened an investigation

Originally published on Global Voices

The image and hashtag were used millions of times.

Floods in Black Sea region: Death toll rises to 55, hundreds still missing

The real death toll in Bozkurt, Kastamonu, the worst-hit region, is much higher than what was announced by the authorities,

Turkey flooding death toll reaches 38 as Erdoğan tours disaster zone

Rescuers sift through rubble for victims and survivors as country reels from floods and wildfires The death toll from Turkey’s flash

In Turkey, a social media battle amid ongoing blazes

Shortly after the Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office opened an investigation Originally published on Global

Floods and fires in Turkey: Erdoğan launches fundraising campaign

In the wake of forest fires raging across southern Turkey and amid the floods in the Black Sea, Erdoğan has issued a Presidential decision foreseeing an aid campaign. Several social media users have criticized the move under the hashtag #iban.
According to the data of the Directorate General of Forestry, 3,399 trees burned in Turkey last year. No forest fires were reported in Ağrı, Iğdır and Muş.

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