Turkish iPhone Users Smash, Burn Their Gadgets to Show Anger over US Sanctions

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Turkish social media become full of users filming themselves shooting, burning and hitting iPhones with sledgehammers to show their anger over US sanctions and their support for Turkey’s economy.

A boy was also filmed holding a two-liter bottle of Coca-Cola, the lad poured it into the toilet bowl, saying: "I join my countrymen in protesting American-made products. Watch me clean my toilet with this bottle of coke."

The row comes after Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for a boycott of American goods in response to US sanctions against the country.

Donald Trump imposed sanctions on the country over the detention of an American pastor Andrew Brunson on terrorism-related charges.

In a fiery speech on Wednesday, Erdogan said: "If the US has the iPhone, there's Samsung on the other side," referring to Apple's South Korean rival.

He also said Turks could use Turkish electronics companies "Venus and Vestel".

Many of his supporters have taken his words to heart, filming themselves destroying American products.

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