Mar 07 2018

Istanbul taxi drivers call Uber, beat driver

A legal investigation has begun into a group of Istanbul taxi drivers who used the Uber mobile application to call a rival driver and then beat him up, pro-government Habertürk TV reported.

“They continually harass, insult and swear … Once they cut off my car and hit it in many places,” another Uber driver was quoted as saying about taxi drivers in the city.

“They have tried to force me out of the car with a knife in their hand.”

The channel also talked to angry taxi drivers who said that Uber was stealing their custom.

“If the state does not protect our rights, these types of incidents will happen,” one said.