Turkey Bans Uber

By Paul Riegler on 4 June 2018
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Uber will not be coming to your hotel in Istanbul

Uber will not be coming to your hotel in Istanbul

The Turkish government banned ride-hailing service Uber, after the country’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, said that “the Uber controversy is over.”

“We have a taxi system,” Erdoğan said at a meeting of the Turkish Association of Private Buses, adding that he would not allow Uber to destroy the business of Turkish taxi drivers.

Turkey is not the first country to ban Uber. The service has been banned in Bulgaria, Denmark, and Hungary, and can only offer limited service in France, Italy, Germany, Japan, and Taiwan.

Uber’s license to operate in London was not renewed last year, although it is still providing service there while it appeals the ruling.

Uber has also faced suspensions in Finland, France, Spain, and the Netherlands, although these were primarily aimed at its UberPop service.

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