Erdogan says Uber is 'finished' in Turkey
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says ride-hailing app Uber no longer exists in his country. His statement comes after Istanbul taxi drivers called for the service to be banned, Deutsche Welle reports.
The ride-hailing service Uber no longer exists in Turkey and the country will rely only on its own official taxi system from now on, the Turkish president said in a statement. "This thing called Uber emerged. That business is finished. That does not exist anymore," he said, adding: "We have our taxi system."
He also said that just because Uber was used in some European countries, it did not mean that Turkey had to follow suit.