ISTANBUL

Istanbul’s number one spot for traditional street food, fish sandwich, is facing removal after the city municipality decided to revamp the historic square.

Tasty 15-Turkish-lira ($2.6) “balik ekmek” has been a popular street food tradition for decades both for locals and tourists in Istanbul’s historic Eminonu district.

A total of three fishing boats are operating on the shore of Golden Horn since 2007 when a ruling reduced the number from 12 following a regulation.

On a crowded afternoon, one of the fish vendors, Ertac Yilmaz, told Anadolu Agency the judicial process was still ongoing.

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