Toward the end of our trip, our group met with Turkish transportation officials. We discussed various issues related to transportation policy. One of the issues we talked about was the creation of female-only transportation cars to cater to women who feel unsafe or uncomfortable in a crowded area with males. This could create an environment where many of Turkey’s citizens feel safer.
Another issue we talked about was the creation of a more efficient transportation system that would not be as crowded. Many of Istanbul’s public transportation facilities get extremely crowded, and this can create an unsafe and uncomfortable environment for many of Turkey’s citizens. The creation of a less crowded transportation could reduce crime and make people feel more comfortable in Istanbul’s transportation infrastructure. The decrease in crime could also lead to a reduction in tensions between the police force and the civilian population in Turkey.