Trump announced a sharp increase in tariffs on imported steel and aluminium from Turkey

The President of the United States Donald trump went in further aggravation of relations with Turkey on Friday, announcing a sharp increase in tariffs on imported steel and aluminium from Turkey. “I just authorized the doubling of tariffs on steel and aluminum against Turkey,” trump wrote in a morning tweet.

Announcing a new 20 percent tariff on aluminium and 50% steel tariffs, trump said: “the Turkish Lira quickly slides down against our very strong dollar!”