Uber suspended all of its self-driving testing on March 19 after what is believed to be the first fatal pedestrian crash involving the vehicles.
The government plans to come together with representatives from Uber and taxi associations in a bid to ease escalating tension between the two sides, Customs and Trade Minister Bülent Tüfenkci has said.
A group of taxi drivers gathered early on March 12 outside Istanbul’s Çağlayan Courthouse to protest against Uber ahead of the second hearing of a lawsuit opened against the transport company by the United Taxi Drivers Association.
Shots were fired at Uber vehicle in Istanbul’s Küçükçekmece district late on March 10, as tensions between taxi drivers and Uber drivers continue to rise in the city.
A criminal gang that used taxis, trolleys and even the Uber ride-hailing service to distribute drugs to the doors of their customers around Attica has been broken up in Exarchia, central Athens, police said on Friday. Among the 21 suspects arrested were two individuals who had been detained during university riots in 2010 in Zografou.
Tensions between regular taxi drivers and Uber drivers have been brewing for some time in Istanbul, but have recently reached a new high as reports emerge of a group of taxi drivers who allegedly hunt down and beat up Uber drivers at night in the country’s most populous city.