Turkey announces tariffs on US goods from cars to alcohol

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People sit outside a mosque in Istanbul, covered with a Turkish flag, ahead of prayers, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. The Turkish lira has nosedived in value in the past week, but some Turks are reacting with defiance to their plunging currency and an escalating trade and political dispute with the United States, in an indication that they are ready to endure economic pain and risk further deterioration in a key yet troubled alliance dating from the Cold War. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Turkey is stepping up its trade fight with Washington, D.C. increasing tariffs on some American made goods.

The move comes a week after U.S. President Donald Trump announced plans to double tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Turkey.

CGTN’s Michal Bardavid reports.

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