President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that Turkey would boycott US electronic goods in retaliation for punitive sanctions from Washington.
President Erdogan made announcement in a speech in the capital Ankara on Tuesday. “We will boycott US electronic goods.”
“We will produce every product we are importing from abroad with foreign currency here and we will be the ones exporting these products. We will impose a boycott on US electronic products. If they have iPhones, there is Samsung on the other side.” the president said, referring to US giant Apple’s iconic phone and the top South Korean brand.
“We (also) have our Venus and Vestel,” Erdogan said about homegrown Turkish electronics brands.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Erdogan said Turkey was facing an “economic attack” and a “bigger, deeper operation”.
“They don’t hesitate to use the economy as a weapon,” he said. “What do you want to do? What do you want to achieve?” he added, referring to the US.
Erdogan also told a conference in the capital Ankara on Monday that Turkish that the United States was seeking to stab Turkey “in the back.”