The white house commented on the response of Turkey to the US tariff

The white house commented on the response of Turkey to the US tariffСоединенные States think a mistake the introduction of Turkey’s tariffs on American goods in response to tariff increases. This statement was made by press Secretary of the White house Sarah Sanders.

According to her, the response of Turkey are retribution and regrettable. Sanders also noted that the increase in tariffs on steel and aluminum for Ankara not connected with the situation surrounding the arrest of American pastor Andrew Brunson, writes “the”.

On August 10, the President, trump announced a two-fold increase in duties on aluminium and steel from Turkey — up to 20 and 50%, respectively. In response, Ankara has twice increased tariffs on 22 types of goods from the United States.

In addition, the Turkish authorities have promised to abandon the electronic products of the United States and to move to settlements in national currency with its major trading partners: China, Russia, Iran and Ukraine.

Pastor Andrew Brunson was arrested in Turkey in 2016. He is accused of espionage and links with the organization of FETO, which is headed by Islamic preacher Fethullah gülen. Latest Ankara believes were involved in the coup attempt two years ago in the Republic. U.S. demands release of its citizen. On Tuesday, the President of the United States Donald trump expressed dissatisfaction with the fact that the pastor had still not been released.