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Turkey to boycott US electronic products

News Agencies | Updated on: 15 August 2018, 11:17 IST

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday called for boycotting the electronic goods made in the United States of America.

Sputnik International quoted Erdogan as saying, "We can do two things, economically and politically. From an economic position, we take actions, our Finance Ministry and Treasury are working day and night. In addition, we will boycott electronic goods from the United States. They have iPhone but on the other hand, there is Samsung. We have the local brand Venus Vestel, we will use them."

This comes days after US president Donald Trump announced the doubling of tariff on Aluminum and Steel with respect to Turkey, amid the collapse of the Turkish currency lira by 20% in the last month due to the growing economic crisis in the country.

The relations between Washington and Ankara have worsened since the US pastor Andrew Brunson was detained in Turkey a year ago on the charges of having links with terror groups.



First published: 15 August 2018, 11:17 IST