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Three e-scooter companies withdraw from market in Istanbul

Three companies operating a total of more than 8,000 e-scooters in Istanbul have pulled out of the market of their own accord.

The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality's Transportation Coordination Center (UKOME) unanimously accepted the proposal to cancel the e-scooter permits belonging to three companies.

Taxis in Istanbul to use roof lights

Within the new project of the Istanbul Municipality, taxis will use roof lights indicating the availability of taxis as full, available, or reserved.

The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality's Transportation Coordination Center (UKOME) accepted the proposal for the arrangement of roof lights in taxi transportation.

Istanbul’s new luxury taxis introduced

Luxury vehicles converted from minibusses, which are intact with features such as a wheelchair ramp and roof lighting, in line with the decision made by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality's Transportation Coordination Center (UKOME), have been introduced.

The UKOME took the decision to convert minibusses into luxury taxis in November 2022.

53 tons of waste collected from Marmara Sea

Some 53 tons of waste have been collected in nine months within the scope of a project initiated to carry out awareness training on marine cleaning in the Marmara Sea.

According to the report, between September 2021 and June 2022, 52.5 tons of waste, equivalent to the daily waste generated by approximately 46,000 people, were collected and recycled.

Ottoman and Byzantine-era remains unearthed

During the archaeological excavations in and around the Million Stone, located right next to the Basilica Cistern and is considered the zero point of the world, opposite the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul's Fatih district, the remains of buildings that are believed to be a neighborhood in the Ottoman Empire and walls from the Byzantine era have been unearthed.