Tensions Between Turkey and U.S. Soar as Trump Orders New Sanctions

Source:New York Times Date:11Aug2018

The minister of trade, Ruhsar Pekcan, reacted the news of the new sanctions in measures tones, pleading for a return to negotiations.

“Turkey is deeply disappointed by the U.S. Administration’s decision to double steel and aluminum tariffs,” he said in a statement. “The tariffs were groundless when they were announced in June, and remain so now.”

“We implore President Trump to return to the negotiating table — this can and should be resolved through dialogue and cooperation.”

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