Turkish court rejects United States pastor’s appeal to be released

Turkish court rejects United States pastor’s appeal to be released

Trump, who has called Brunson's detention a "total disgrace", last Friday doubled tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminum exports in order to increase pressure on Erdogan.

Tariffs were also doubled on goods such as cosmetics, rice and coal.

US-Turkish relations have been hurt by a series of issues from diverging interests in Syria, Ankara's plan to buy Russian defence systems and the detention of pastor Brunson.

In reference to tariffs Turkey announced Wednesday on the import of some American goods, Kalin said: "Turkey does not favor an economic war, but it can not remain unresponsive when it is attacked".

Turkey's weakened currency, the lira, plunged by more than 20% in response to those USA sanctions.

Erdogan said on Tuesday his country would boycott all American-made electronic products, including US-made iPhones.

Erdoğan has today threatened to boycott American-made electronic goods in response to United States sanctions against Turkey that sent the value of its currency, the lira, into freefall. Most economists say Erdogan should raise interest rates to support the Turkish lira, but Erdogan wants to keep rates low to support growth.

This has caused the dollar to increase, the lira to fall, and Turkish bond yields to rise.

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State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Turkey's economic woes were not started by U.S. sanctions. Its drop of as much as 18% on Friday hit European and United States stocks as investors fretted about banks' exposure to Turkey. More than 30 percent of the lira's loss has come since June, when Erdogan took over the office with new sweeping powers.

Vice President Fuat Oktay wrote on Twitter that the increase in duties were in response to "deliberate attacks on our economy" by the United States administration.

The business groups also urged diplomatic efforts with the United States and an improvement in relations with the European Union, which is Turkey's major trading partner.

Mr Brunson has denied charges of espionage, but faces up to 35 years in jail if found guilty.

The lira had already rebounded about 8 percent on Tuesday on news of a planned conference call on Thursday in which the finance minister will seek to reassure worldwide investors. The Turkish currency has lost about 40 percent of its value this year against the US dollar. A higher court was however, was scheduled to review the appeal, the agency said.

While Erdogan didn't address their concerns in his speech, he said Turks have already begun converting foreign exchange into Turkish lira because it would be tantamount to "surrendering" if they did otherwise.

The ruckus between Turkey and the USA has impacted on other countries' currencies, including the Indian rupee, as investors fear the lira's wobbles could spread to developing nations.

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