Fri, 24 Sep 2021

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Su Meric, an 18-year-old student of the Kadir Has University located on the shores of the Golden Horn, lives in the Maltepe district along the Marmara Sea on the Asian side.

"Imagine the school bus is a sea taxi. I can go to school in a short time by inhaling the fresh sea air without being stuck in the traffic jams," Meric told Xinhua with great enthusiasm.

The city lines make 650 daily trips to connect Istanbul's neighborhoods along the sea, with prices ranging between 4.03 and 6.33 Turkish liras (0.51-0.75 U.S. dollars), while the use of sea taxis, which are currently very few in number, has long become obsolete.

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