Erdogan says Uber is 'finished' in Turkey

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.

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