In some cities dolmuş are only allowed to board and disembark passengers at designated stops or at terminals; in less busy locations passengers may board anywhere along the route.
A foreign passenger described the ride as being "terrifying, awe-inspiring, confusing, incomprehensible, charming, hospitable and alien", and those unfamiliar with them may be surprised by the speed of dolmuş travel.
In Turkey the industry is regulated. Despite the meaning of their name, laws prevent these minibuses from becoming too crowded. In Turkish controlled Northern Cyprus, dolmuş routes are leased and vehicles are licensed.
- "Turkish Dolmus Taxi or Minibus". turkeytravelplanner.com.
- "WHAT'S DOING IN ANKARA". The New York Times. April 5, 1981.
- "Getting Around in Fethiye - The Dolmus". turkeysforlife.blogspot.com. 3 April 2010.
- "Dolmuş story". Hürriyet. 2010-01-19.
- Bus Services in North Cyprus essentialcyprus.com, January 28, 2009[dead link]
|This Turkey-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|