President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that his country will boycott the iPhone and some of the other American gadgets. It is reported by CNBC.
“If someone currently has iPhone, on the other hand there are Samsung. And we have own phone brands.
We are going to produce enough goods for themselves. We need to provide the best quality products than those that we import from the United States,” said Ergodan, speaking at a Symposium in Ankara.
During the speech, the Turkish President said that the iPhone accounted for a significant part of the American imports. As one of the possible alternatives via Apple he noted that the Turkish Vestel Venus gadgets.
Erdogan urged people to give preference to non-us gadgets. It is unknown whether to impose Turkey complete ban on the import of goods from the United States.
The President’s statement was a response to the actions of the White House. The result of American sanctions against Turkey, the national currency — the Lira — has declined substantially.
Currently, Turkey runs two Apple Store, and iOS gadgets account for 16% of the smartphone market. Perhaps the balance of power in this industry will change significantly.