Istanbul, traffic and pollution

Controversy arises on proposal to pay to enter Istanbul by car

Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan has launched a controversial proposal to end the serious traffic problems in Istanbul, a metropolis of 16 million inhabitants considered among the cities with the worst traffic in the world. According to Turkish media, Erdoğan would have proposed as a solution to establish an “access fee” for vehicles that want to enter the city, an idea that he says was already raised during his time as metropolitan mayor of Istanbul and that is already being applied successfully. in large European cities such as London, where the measure has led to a reduction in traffic saturation in the British capital and an increase in the use of public transport, while reducing air pollution.