Apple has halted the sale of its products in Turkey

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What you need to know

  • Apple has temporarily halted the sale of its products in Turkey.
  • Customers are unable to use the online Apple Store to make a purchase.
  • It is unclear when Apple will resume the sale of its products in the country.

Apple has temporarily halted the sales of its products in Turkey.

According to a report from MacRumors, customers in the country are able to go to the Apple Store website and shop around for all of the different products contained on the site.

However, they are currently unable to add any of the products in stock to their cart or make a purchase for anything that was existing in their cart before the change.

Apple appears to have temporarily halted sales of devices in Turkey as the country's economic crisis deepened on Tuesday morning. The lira dropped 15 percent after Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan staunchly defended recent rate cuts, reports Reuters.Right now, Apple's Turkey storefront is up and operational, but no devices are able to be added to a virtual cart or purchased at this time because of the volatility.

It's currently unclear when Apple may resume the sale of its products in the country.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has refused rate cuts in the country as it has experienced almost twenty percent inflation. The value of the Turkish lira has dropped forty-five percent when compared to the United States dollar over the course of the year.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.