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Turkish minister says expects additional U.S. tariffs to be lifted

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ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan on Thursday said she expects additional tariffs imposed by the United States on Turkish imports to be lifted.

Washington doubled tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminium in August, as relations between the NATO allies were strained due to the detention of an American evangelical pastor in Turkey.

In an interview with private broadcaster NTV, Pekcan also said she expects a six-month waiver on oil purchases from Iran granted to Turkey, exempting it from some U.S. sanctions, to be extended.

(Reporting by Ece Toksabay and Ali Kucukgocmen; Editing by Dominic Evans)

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