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Turkey raises tariffs on some US products in response to alleged economic war

Ankara has sharply increased tariffs on certain US imports, some of them more than double, in response to Washington’s “deliberate attacks” on the Turkish economy amid a widening dispute between the two NATO allies.

According to a presidential decree released on Wednesday, the tariffs on goods such as cosmetics, rice and coal have been raised to 100 percent while those on alcoholic drinks, passenger cars and leaf tobacco have reached 140, 120 and 60 percent, respectively.

Turkey’s Vice President Fuat Oktay said in a post on his official Twitter account that the new tariffs came within the framework of the reciprocity principle.

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