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Second Apple Store in Turkey appears to be nearing completion


Apple’s second retail store in Turkey appears to be finally nearing completion, as Apple branding has been added to the black cladding on the storefront in photos posted by Apple Toolbox as the company confirmed its plans to open the store.

Apple opened its first store in the country back in April, on the European side of the city, first announced during a meeting between Tim Cook and President Abdullah Gül. Istanbul straddles the European and Asian continents, and the second store is located in the Asian side, in a shopping mall called Akasya … 


It has been reported locally that Apple plans to open two further stores in Turkey by the end of next year.

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  1. mhf - 8 years ago

    I’d like to know what are Apple’s “guide lines” for opening stores in countries. Is it the volume of product purchase by country, or what?

  2. Ilko Sarafski - 8 years ago

    Probably the potential of that market. Not the total amount of purchaes but rather the perspective of future purchases. Or maybe something in-between?

  3. Hugo Horta Ruivinho - 8 years ago

    Would be nice if there was at least one or two in Portugal…

  4. mhf - 8 years ago

    Yeah! Hence my question.
    There is not one official Apple store in Portugal. I dont believe that the Portuguese Market isn’t as good or better then the Turquish one. I simply dont believe it.

    • Mustafa Çağdaş Çizer - 8 years ago

      I don’t know mate there are almost 80 million undereducated people who wants to buy all the expensive things not even thinking how to pay for it in my country.


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