IMM President Ekrem İmamoğluAsked by journalists, “How do you evaluate the Taxi Drivers' Chamber of Tradesmen's statement, 'It is not possible for us to give approval', regarding the new taxi application of the IMM, he replied, “For one thing, it was a statement that exceeded its own authority. Everyone has a place above our heads, no matter which civil society or chamber they are working in in Istanbul. We see everyone, all the time. But everyone will know his authority”.
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) President Ekrem İmamoğluAfter the press conference held for the "N Kolay 42nd Istanbul Marathon", he answered the questions of the journalists. İmamoğlu said, “How do you evaluate the statement of the Taxi Drivers' Chamber of Tradesmen, 'It is not possible for us to give approval', regarding the new taxi application of the İBB. He gave the following answer to the question “What will be the fate of the project?”
"I THINK TO BE THERE IF NECESSARY"
“For one thing, it was a statement that was beyond its own authority. Our concern is to bring Istanbul together with a modern taxi model. In the world at the moment, maybe -lt not say bad- unfortunately, Istanbul lives in the taxi business that makes its people unhappy. We take steps to bring this to a modern level, we explain our systems; this is the first. Latter; When taxi drivers have already met me, you remember, 'Don't rent; but they said, 'buy it. Actually, trouble is different. The problem, unfortunately, is not the additional 6 thousand taxis. We do not understand that problem. Thirdly; once it is not under the authority of taxi drivers; There is no such thing as 'we don't accept'. UKOME should act with the power of 16 million. To whom and where the taxi drivers gave a message, I do not know. But I hope there will be a UKOME meeting in December, in favor of the Istanbulites, acting with the minds of the Istanbulites. I will also follow closely. I intend to be there if necessary. "
"EVERYONE HAS A PLACE ON OUR HEAD"
To the question “Did you have a meeting with the Chamber Chairman Eyüp Aksu”, İmamoğlu said, “The representatives from the chamber asked us for an appointment; we gave. So if Eyüp Bey had come, he would have been. Why didn't he come, I don't know. I did not personally invite Eyüp Bey. It could be a reason, it could be a health problem. Whichever civil society and room they work in Istanbul, everyone has a place above our heads. See you all the time, with everyone. But everyone will know their authority ”replied.