Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had previously called for boycotting US-made electronics as a response to unfriendly trade moves by the US. Erdogan noted that there are a lot of electronics producers in the world apart from the US, according to Sputnik News.
Biggest Turkish retailers have stopped taking orders for iPhones amid the ongoing trade row between Washington and Ankara, Turkish media outlet Hürriyet reported. One of the biggest electronic retailers, Dogubank, has alone dropped $50 million in contracts for the supply of iPhones.
Many Turkish markets and hardware stores also stopped taking orders for other US electronics. Some of them have already removed US wares from their shelves, according to Turkey’s Daily Sabah newspaper.