What one didn't expect was that Apple suddenly dropped all its products in Turkey.
Apple's official online store is still operating in Turkey, but due to currency fluctuations, it is not possible to add any devices to shopping carts or purchases. In other words, Apple temporarily halted sales of its products in Turkey as the currency accelerated its depreciation.
The Turkish lira, which is now about $0.078, has lost nearly 40 per cent of its value this year and 20 per cent last week alone. Over the past year, the lira has fallen 45 per cent against the dollar.
There is no word yet on when Apple will resume sales in Turkey, but inflation is close to 20 percent and the decline is likely to continue with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's refusal to raise interest rates.