Istanbul has a lot of quirks; they measure in the millions. One of them is backing up: going in reverse. I’m talking about driving, not dancing, for what its worth. Driving in Istanbul is an adventure. Walking isn’t really safe; and bicycling is out of the question. One of the many reasons for this is whoever’s brilliant idea it was to install a reverse gear in automobiles.
Every day here I see cars going in reverse for reasons that are beyond my comprehension. Once a week or so I’m nearly killed by a car going in reverse.