Apple suspended product sales in Turkey due to economic crisis and high inflation rate
Apple hasn’t officially commented on the situation yet, but as 9to5mac says, if a Turkish customer of the company tries to use the online store to buy one of the products, it won’t be able to complete the process.
The situation in Turkey has already led to the devaluation of the local currency – the lira – by around 11%.
Apple has also stopped selling products at its retail stores in Turkey, as first pointed out by macReports.
According to the report, those who visit Apple Stores in Turkey are being told that “sales will resume after the exchange rate stabilizes.” macReports has also shared a handful of images from the chaos at Apple Stores, where long lines have formed.
As CNBC reports, at this point two years ago, the lira was trading at 5.6 to the dollar. This week it has hit a new low of 13.45 to the dollar on Monday. Meanwhile, inflation in Turkey is near 20% as of Tuesday.