Turkey’s trade minister on Friday implored U.S. President Donald Trump to return to the negotiating table on tariffs, hours after Trump imposed higher tariffs on imports from Turkey, including a 20 percent duty on aluminum and a 50 percent duty on steel.
The minister, Ruhsar Pekcan, said the trade rift between the NATO allies can and should be resolved through dialogue, according to Reuters.
“We implore President Trump to return to the negotiating table – this can and should be resolved through dialogue and cooperation,” he said.
Relations between the two countries have soured over a series of issues, but most recently over the trial of U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson on terrorism charges.
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