Erdogan says USA set deadline for pastor's release

'Our Relations Are Not Good!' Trump Targets Turkey with New Sanctions over Brunson's Detainment

On Aug. 10, the lira, which had already lost more than a quarter of its value against foreign currencies in 2018, tumbled to a fresh low of more than 6.6 per dollar following U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to double tariffs on aluminum and steel imports from Turkey to 20 percent and 50 percent, respectively.

"If you have dollars, euros or gold under your pillow, go to banks to exchange them for the Turkish lira".

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed Saturday to defy U.S. "threats" over a detained pastor, showing no signs of concessions in a bitter row that has caused the Turkish lira to crash.

President Donald Trump broke the news on social media that he authorized the doubling of existing steel and aluminum duties on imports from Turkey.

"The United States should know that the only result such sanctinos and pressure will bring... will be harming our relationship as allies", the Turkish foreign ministry said in a statement.

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Relations between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies have sunk to their lowest point in decades over a string of issues including the detention of U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson on terror-related charges, prompting the lira to hit record lows against the dollar.

Iran has also suffered a major tumbling of its currency this year partly over the reimposition of USA sanctions after Trump abandoned the 2015 nuclear deal.

Relations between Turkey and the USA have been tense over a range of issues, from the Syrian conflict to the imprisonment of American pastor Andrew Brunson. "Don't heed them. Don't forget, if they have their dollars, we have our people, our God", Erdogan said.

In an op-ed published in New York Times, Erdogan warned Washington not to risk its relations with Ankara, saying otherwise it would look for "new friends and allies".

It said it would support steel and aluminium exporters on all global platforms, and the United States remained an important trade partner.

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Turkey wants the USA to extradite cleric Fethullah Gulen, a Pennsylvania-based cleric who Turkish authorities say masterminded the coup attempt in which 250 people were killed.

A delegation led by Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal failed to secure a deal last Wednesday in talks in Washington on a number of issues including Brunson. Gulen has denied the allegation.

The Turkish president was referring to American pastor Andrew Brunson, who is accused of ties to Erdogan's arch-nemesis, Muslim cleric Fetullah Gulen, who lives in exile in Pennsylvania, and whose extradition the Turks have been demanding on the grounds that he organized the 2016 coup attempt against the Erdogan regime.

"We are once again facing a political, underhand plot".

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