Apple halts sales in Turkey as the lira collapses

Today, Wednesday, the US company, “Apple”, suspended online sales in Turkey, a day after its national currency collapsed to a record low against the US dollar.

Ankara – Sputnik. The Turkish version of the iPhone maker’s website works as usual, but for anyone trying to add an Apple product to their cart, the site rejects the process by saying it’s “unavailable.”

In Ankara, buying Apple devices from a retail store in the capital was almost impossible, and sellers explained this as “the fluctuation of the currency value.”

The lira has lost about 45 percent of its value since the beginning of the year, and about half of these losses were recorded in the past week alone. The Turkish currency fell for 11 days, in the worst depreciation streak in 20 years.


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