Apple Closed Its Retail Stores in Turkey

An attempted military coup in Turkey failed. Turkish Officials say the coup attempt is over. At least 90 people were killed and 1,154 wounded. This coup attempt raised fears that Turkey.

Apple has two retail stores in Turkey: Zorlu Center and Akasya.  We learned that these stores were closed today for two days until Monday for security reasons. Regularly, these stores are open everyday.

Apple store closed

Apple’s web site says:

“Apple Store bugün kapalı. Online destek için lütfen adresine gidin. Bu durumdan dolayı özür dileriz.” This means “Apple Store is closed today. For support, please visit We apologize for the inconvenience”.

Apple is also working on a third location to open this year. The Apple Store website is open for purchases. The physical/retail Apple Stores, however, are not open.

Apple Store Turkey

Also, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan used FaceTime to video-call into various television networks last night to address the coup.

Dr. Serhat Kurt worked as a Senior Technology Director. He holds a doctoral degree (or doctorate) from the University of Illinois at Urbana / Champaign and a master’s degree from Purdue University. Here is his LinkedIn profile.

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