Playing the lyre: trump overlaid Turkey duties
Trump doubled duties on aluminium and steel from Turkey.
To double the duty on aluminium and steel from Turkey. This order gave the President of the United States Donald trump. The Turkish Lira plummeted on the news to another record low. But President Recep Tayyip Erdogan advised the citizens not to panic, saying that with them is Allah. And urged to change dollars into Lira.
The US President Donald trump on Friday said on Twitter that doubles duty for aluminium and steel from Turkey.
I have just authorized a doubling of Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum with respect to Turkey as their currency, the Turkish Lira, slides rapidly downward against our very strong Dollar! Aluminum will now be 20% and Steel 50%. Our relations with Turkey are not good at this time!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2018
“I just authorized the doubling of tariffs on steel and aluminum against Turkey, while their currency, the Turkish Lira, falling rapidly in relation to our very strong dollar! Now the duty on aluminium will be 20% and steel 50%,” wrote trump.
But decided to sweeten the pill, acknowledging that relations with Turkey are ruined.
“Our relations with Turkey are not yet good!” — told the trump.
In March, the US imposed import duties on steel (25%) and aluminium (10%), giving a reprieve to a number of countries, among which up to that time was Turkey. From 1 June these measures went into effect also in terms of the closest economic partners of the United States: the European Union, Canada and Mexico.
The conflict between the two States has not only economic but also political implications, its contribution to the worsening of relations made Russia.
Sanctions against Russian guns
The starting point of the conflict can be considered a time when Turkey rejected the claim of the United States to abandon the purchase of Russian anti-aircraft missile systems (WRU) s-400. The American side insisted on the cancellation of Ankara’s purchase of s-400, threatening sanctions.
The Turkish side has proposed to undertake joint work to explore the implications of deploying these systems and to ensure their safety for NATO aircraft.
It was explained that the American President Donald trump attempted to convince Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the US willingness to supply Ankara with anti-aircraft missile complexes “Patriot”, which had hampered the administration of his predecessor Barack Obama.
This in Turkey said the delivery of s-400 from Russia was dictated by “absolutely necessary” to defend the country’s airspace from the rockets of terrorists, produced from the militant-controlled areas of Syria.
Turkey will consider the proposal from the United States, if Washington guarantees that the possible transaction will be approved by Congress, which trump, as you know, the relationship is not working. In the end, the deal fell through. The Turks bought in Russia.
Trump has covered for pastor Brunson
The second reason for the deterioration of relations between Ankara and Washington was the situation around a Protestant pastor, a US citizen Andrew Brunson, which Turkish authorities accuse of having links with terrorists. On 1 August, the US Treasury imposed sanctions against the Minister of internal Affairs of Turkey, Suleyman Soylu, and Minister of justice, Gul Abdulhamit. The reason for this step was the fact that Ankara does not allow to go to Branson, living in Turkey, home.
Protestant pastor Andrew Branson, who lived in Turkish area of Izmir, was arrested last year on charges of having links with the outlawed Turkey Kurdistan workers ‘ party and “terrorist organization fethullahists” (FETO) — followers of the Islamic preacher Fethullah gülen living in the United States. Ankara believes that Gulen’s supporters were the organizers of the coup attempt, undertaken in Turkey in 2016.
The US President Donald trump made the decision on introduction of sanctions against Turkey after numerous conversations with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo.