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Trump announces ‘doubling’ of tariffs on steel, aluminum from Turkey

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said Friday he had doubled steel and aluminum tariffs on Turkey, adding to pressure on that nation's troubled economy amid a diplomatic row with Washington. "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!" Trump said on Twitter. "Our relations with Turkey are not good at this time!" Trump's announcement came as Turkey's embattled lira hit new…