Trump OKs Stiffer Tariffs on Turkish Metals as Lira Plummets

(From UPI)

President Donald Trump announced tariff increases on Turkish metals as tensions between Turkey and the United States escalated.

Trump said Friday on Twitter that he authorized a new 20 percent tariff on aluminum and 50 percent tariff on steel from Turkey. It came as a Turkish delegation returned from the United States, reporting no progress on negotiations involving a U.S. pastor imprisoned in Turkey.

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