Turkey Says Trump Tariff Move Will Harm Ties, Vows Retaliation


Turkey on Friday warned a move announced by U.S. President Donald Trump to double steel and aluminum tariffs on the country would harm ties, vowing retaliation against a measure it said was against WTO rules.

"The United States should know that the only result that such sanctions and pressure will bring... will be harming our relationship as allies," the foreign ministry said in a statement. 

"As with all measures taken against Turkey, the necessary response will be given," it said, adding the move "disregarded" rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

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Thumb chrisrushlau 7 months

The tariffs are in response to undisclosed actions by Turkey at an undisclosed location concerning undisclosed matters. And now on AFP, "So You Think You Know Something We Don't."