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Donald Trump decides to double tariffs on Turkey: Relations ‘are not good at this time!’

August 10, 2018

President Trump said Friday the U.S. will double tariffs on steel and aluminum for Turkey, noting the relationship between the two states “are not good at this time!”

I have just authorized a doubling of Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum with respect to Turkey as their currency, the Turkish Lira, slides rapidly downward against our very strong Dollar! Aluminum will now be 20% and Steel 50%. Our relations with Turkey are not good at this time! Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2018

Turkey is currently under a 25 percent tariff on imported steel and 10 percent on aluminum.

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