Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkish population should switch from iPhone to Samsung's device and to stop buying American electronic equipment.
In addition, I advertised Venus phone by local Turkish smartphone maker Vestel. The Apple iPhone model occupies approximately 15% market share in the region.
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The president of Turkey repeatedly insisted that they are the target of the economic war, asked Turkey to sell foreign currencies and maximize local purchasing to improve their economic independence.
Through the Financial Times:
According to Tuesday the president of Turkey swore that the 81 m state will no longer be purchased from Apple and other American technology producers. "If they have an iPhone, Samsung is on the other side," he told ruling party members. "There is Venus in our country."
The U.S. government has raised Turkey's metal export tariffs and admits Turkish two ministers to handle the US pastor's terror trials.
Lira of the Turkish currency crashed in economic unease this week. It is not clear whether the President is trying to enforce regulations such as tariffs or explicit ban on US products boycotts like Apple products.
Of course, this was not the first time the major administration used the iPhone as a tip for negotiations. President Donald Trump of the United States tweeted that Apple should be boycotted before the US takes office despite being tweeting from the then iPhone.