TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - This mandate of Turkey’s President concerns the hundred percent increase of tariffs on some of American goods Turkey imports.
The mandate got implemented as of today.
In the wake of US’s double enhancement of tariffs on steel and aluminum exported to Turkey, Erdogan issued an order to increase tariffs on some of goods imported to his country from US.
Confirming the increase of tariffs against US, Turkey’s Deputy President Foad Oktay said that the increase was done as a counter-measure to US’s hostile policies against Turkey.
Ankara and Washington are at odds on multiple fronts, including the Syria policy and Turkey's intent to buy Russian defense systems.
Relations between the two sides have further soured over Ankara’s imprisonment of American pastor Andrew Brunson.
Last month, US President Donald Trump threatened to “impose large sanctions on Turkey for their long time detainment” of the evangelical Christian pastor, calling for Brunson’s immediate release.