There are few simple tricks that taxi drivers in Istanbul are trying to get away with tourists – so here are a few i noticed:
1. Pay attention to the fact that sometimes bills have same color and when paying make sure to see exactly what you pay and even say it out loud, a driver was trying to say we paid X when in fact we paid 10X.
2. Know where you are heading to and the direction – otherwise you will find ourselves going around in circles to increase meter numbers…
3. Speaking of meters – pay attention to this, there is a way to just add some money there, so make sure you keep an eye there as well.
Other than that, Istanbul is amazing – enjoy