Security clampdown in Istanbul for May Day

Security clampdown in Istanbul for May Day

 

Public transport in Istanbul will be severely restricted May 1 as local authorities take precautions to prevent any illegal gathering in Taksim Square for May Day, after the authorities denied union requests to mark the holiday at the iconic square.

stanbul’s metro will cease working between the Şişhane and Taksim stations, as well as between the Taksim and Levent stations, as of 6 a.m. The Taksim-Kabataş funicular will also cease operations starting at 6 a.m.