President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that Turkey would boycott U.S.-made electronic products, escalating a feud with the Trump administration that has contributed to the rapid decline of the Turkish currency. “We are going to apply a boycott on America's electronic products,” Erdogan said Tuesday during a televised speech, adding that there were alternatives, produced by South Korean or Turkish companies. He did not say when the boycott would start or how it would be enforced. Turkey’s dispute with the Trump administration over the fate of Brunson has poured fuel on the crisis. On Tuesday, Brunson’s Turkish lawyer petitioned the court to release the American from house arrest, after a previous appeal was denied.
Source: Washington Post August 14, 2018 10:43 UTC