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Turkey to Boycott US Goods, President Erdogan ‘Ready for War’

2018-08-15 00:09
President Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey will boycott electronic products from the United States, retaliating in a dispute with Washington that has contributed to a Turkish currency crisis. "We will impose a boycott on U.S. electronic products. If they have iPhones, there is Samsung on the other side," Erdogan said at an assembly of his AK Party members in Ankara on Aug. 14. Erdogan vowed to substitute foreign imports with domestically produced goods. Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan told an assembly of politicians that Turkey will boycott U.S. electronic products in Ankara on Aug. 14. (Turkish Presidency Pool via Reuters) “We will produce every product we are importing from abroad with foreign currency here and we will be the ones exporting these products,” he said. “And we have our own Vestel here,” Erdogan said, referring to the Turkish electronics company, whose shares rose 5 percent.