Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that his country will ban US electronics after a diplomatic feud pushed it into a currency crisis.
"We will implement a boycott against America's electronic goods," he said. "If they have the iPhone, there is Samsung elsewhere. We have Vestel."
It's not clear how Erdogan would enforce the boycott, the AP noted.
A boycott would serve as retaliation against the US sanctions on two Turkish ministers over the detention of American pastor Andrew Brunson, as well as President Donald Trump's doubling of tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminum imports last week, which resulted in a massive drop in the lira's value, according to Reuters.
US National Security Adviser John Bolton met with the Turkish ambassador to Washington on Monday, suggesting that diplomatic efforts are continuing, according to the AP.
Neither the White House, Turkey's Ministry of Foreign Affairs nor Apple immediately responded to a request for comment.
In April 2017, Turkeyas part of an effort to shut down opposition. The country the year before after it published 300,000 government emails and briefly after a deadly 2015 bombing.