Apple Halts Sales in Turkey as Lira Crashes 15%

Apple Halts Sales in Turkey as Lira Crashes 15%

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Apple halted online sales in Turkey today as the Lira crashed to a record low.

The currency dropped 15% in its second-worst day ever, reports Reuters. The sell-off was triggered by President Tayyip Erdogan's defense of recent sharp rate cuts. Erdogan vowed to win his "economic war of independence", despite pleas to change course.

The lira tumbled as far as 13.45 to the dollar, plumbing record troughs for an 11th straight session, before paring some losses. It has shed 45% of its value this year, including a near 26% decline since the beginning of last week.

Visitors to Apple's online store for Turkey can still browse items but the button to add a product to your cart has been disabled. It's unclear when Apple plans to restore functionality but it's likely to increase prices when it does.

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Apple Halts Sales in Turkey as Lira Crashes 15%

Apple Halts Sales in Turkey as Lira Crashes 15%

Apple Halts Sales in Turkey as Lira Crashes 15%

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