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More questions about iTaksi and Istanbul’s infrastructure

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Lately, I have written that it would be better if the Istanbul Municipality did not enter competition with private entrepreneurs. I wrote that the municipality should not act as an investment fund with the money they collect from residents. I had two main points for being against the municipality’s investments. The first reason is that it is not fair on real entrepreneurs when the municipality enters competition.

For example, we already have a Turkish taxi-hailing application called Bitaksi and we also have a local Uber called Olev. So, instead of establishing a competition between these two, the municipality should find a way to support them. That’s how it is done globally. The second point for why I am against the municipality acting as an investment fund is the basic fact that it collects our money to do........

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