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Kuru said the assailants could not be immediately identified as they fled into the darkness. But he pointed the finger at taxi drivers.Eyup Aksu, head of the main taxi drivers' association in Istanbul, accused Uber of launching a "publicity campaign" in an attempt to influence the pending legal cases.Aksu admitted some deficiencies in the taxi sector but said taxis were transforming to catch up with Uber's standards.Istanbul taxi drivers insist they are working hard to make an honest living from a tough business where margins were already tight and now squeezed further by Uber's presence.Taxi drivers rent their car from the owner of the license, whose cost of 1.5 million lira ($370,000) is well beyond most drivers. Taxi driver Burhan Yuksek, looking for passengers in the busy waterside Eminonu district, said his business is suffering "hugely" because of Uber.In the bigger of two legal actions brought by taxi drivers' associations against Uber, an Istanbul court is due to resume hearing the case on June 4 .In service for three years in Turkey, Uber has 5,000 vehicles and 8,000 drivers in Istanbul.Vedat Kaya, of the Tourism and Development Platform, said Uber represented a "revolt against the taxi monopoly," adding that some 4,500 taxi drivers had already switched to work with Uber.
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