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Turkey's president threatens boycott of iPhones, other US electronics

In addition, the USA has placed sanctions on two Turkish ministers over the arrest of an American pastor who is charged with having links to terrorism.

Pastor Andrew Brunson's lawyer renewed an appeal on Tuesday for Brunson's release from house arrest and for his travel ban to be lifted.

President Trump and the US Vice President Mike Pence have sanctioned two Turkish ministers and repeatedly called for the release of the pastor, who was recently moved to house arrest after 21 months in prison.

Turkey's ambassador to Washington Serdar Kilic held talks with U.S. national security advisor John Bolton in a meeting which Ankara said was arranged by the White House.

The Turkish envoy conveyed the message the pressure and threats would only lead to a "chaos" in relations which could only improve after Washington abandons the language of "threats", Cavusoglu said.

President Recep 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.

Andrew Brunson is an American pastor who has been detained in Turkey for nearly two years since October 7, 2016.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan meets with Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani in Ankara, Turkey August 15, 2018.

"If they have the iPhone, there is Samsung elsewhere".

"In the face of unfair actions by the USA, we will not shy away from protecting the rights of Turkish companies, [and] we will give the necessary response", she said, adding that additional tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminum will negatively affect USA exporters.

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After the USA imposed sanctions on two Turkish ministers and amid growing domestic pressure from businesses and banks to contain a currency crisis, Erdogan said he wouldn't back down in the face of the economic attack against his country.

Turkish Airlines also announced on Twitter that it would join a campaign circulating on social media with a hashtag #ABDyeReklamVerme [don't give ads to America].

Selcuk Colakoglu, the director of the Turkish Centre for Asia Pacific Studies in Ankara, agreed that Turkey would rather consider Russian Federation as a security alternative to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, and that China was well aware of deep-rooted U.S. alliance with Turkey.

But fundamental concerns about the economy persist, experts say.

"What you want to see is tight monetary policy, a tight fiscal policy and a recognition that there might be some short-term economic pain - but without it there's just no credibility of promises to restabilise things", said Craig Botham, Emerging Markets Economist at Schroders. "And we have our own telephone brands", he added.

In a televised speech on Friday, he called on Turkish citizens to exchange foreign currency and gold for lira, calling it an "economic war".

The main Japanese market, the Nikkei 225, erased early gains to close 0.68 percent down on the day, giving back some of the ground made yesterday when it jumped by more than two percent.

Turkey's central bank has promised to provide banks with liquidity.

Mr Erdogan said he expected the exchange rate to return to a "rational level" and that the country had an action plan in place.

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