"All Istanbul Taxis to be Air-conditioned by End of 2007
By Cihan News Agency
Published: Tuesday, June 27, 2006
According to new regulations issued by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, all taxis in Istanbul will have to be equipped with air-conditioning, airbags, and GPS (Global Positioning System) by the end of 2007, or else they will be banned from taxi work.
Of the 18,000 taxis currently operating in Istanbul, 11,000 are still without air-conditioning."
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