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Turkey’s food delivery couriers latest to strike amid economic crisis

A spate of industrial action from courier drivers comes as they step into an important gap created by COVID isolation.
Delivery couriers of Yemeksepeti demonstrate to demand higher wages in front of the company's headquarters in Istanbul, on Feb. 5, 2022.

ISTANBUL — Pink-clad motorcycle couriers may seem an unlikely vanguard in the fight for workers’ rights in Turkey. 

But for the past week, the riders of online food delivery company Yemeksepeti have pursued better wages and conditions in the midst of the country’s worst economic crisis in 20 years.

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