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An Istanbul court Monday began hearing a case against Uber brought by the city's taxi drivers seeking to have the ride-hailing app blocked, as tensions mount in Turkey over its popularity.The suit brought by the main association representing taxi drivers for Istanbul is the latest legal headache for the fast-growing but controversial Uber which has already seen its license withdrawn in London. Eyup Aksu, the head of the main taxi drivers guild in Istanbul, slammed Uber as "pirates" and warned that the taxi drivers were ready to act if decisions went against them.Some complain Istanbul taxi drivers can be abrasive and prone to ripping off tourists.
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