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Trump escalates feud with Turkey, imposing higher metals tariffs

Reuters
Trump escalates feud with Turkey, imposing higher metals tariffs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump intensified his spat with Turkey on Friday by imposing higher tariffs on metal imports, putting unprecedented economic pressure on a NATO ally and deepening turmoil in Turkish financial markets. Criticizing the state of the U.S. relationship with Ankara, Trump announced on Twitter that he had authorized a doubling of duties on aluminum and steel imported from Turkey, making them 20 percent and 50 percent respectively. The White House said Trump would use a section of U.S. law that allows for tariffs on national security grounds to impose the increased duties. Washington and Ankara have been at odds for months over an American pastor detained