Uber is no longer allowed to operate in Turkey, a notice from the government states. Turkey believes the company is running an illegal taxi service and therefore cannot be allowed to continue without the necessary permits. Regular taxi drivers have protested against Uber, just like in many other countries.
If the service doesn’t fully cease operations, fines can be imposed against drivers and passengers. A first offence for a driver is $709 and is $80 for passengers.
Uber has 2000 registered drivers in the region and mainly operates in Istanbul.
It appears the company will fight this order.