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Erdogan pushes U.S. to lift tariffs on Turkish steel

Erdogan pushes U.S. to lift tariffs on Turkish steel
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UMIT BEKTAS(Reuters)
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ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday he wanted the United States to lift recent tariffs on Turkish steel, calling them a big obstacle to increasing trade volumes.

Washington doubled tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminium in August, when relations between the NATO members were strained by the detention of an American evangelical pastor in Turkey.

Erdogan told U.S. and Turkish businessmen in Ankara that Turkey and the United States should engage in joint investments in defence and space technologies.

(Reporting by Ezgi Erkoyun and Tuvan Gumrukcu; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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