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In a decision announced in the Official Gazette, Ankara said it was imposing extra tariffs on imports of products including rice, vehicles, alcohol, coal and cosmetics.

Turkey doubled tariffs on some US imports including alcohol, cars and tobacco on Wednesday in retaliation for USA moves, but the lira rallied further after the central bank's liquidity moves had the effect of supporting the currency.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said Turkey would boycott United States electronic goods in retaliation for punitive sanctions by Washington against Ankara over the detention of an American pastor. In our country, we have Venus and Vestel.

The tariffs come a day after Erdogan said Turkey would boycott USA electronic goods, singling out iPhones.

In a rare joint show of force, the Trump White House and the US State Department have been operating in sync, which wouldn't be unusual during a normal presidency, but is exceptionally weird for the Trump regime.

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Ali, an emergency services worker, suffered a fractured eye socket while Mr Hale, a former soldier, was left with concussion. The jury is likely to retire overnight to consider their verdict in a case that involves one other co-defendant, Ryan Ali.

Turkey and the United States are now at loggerheads over the arrest of U.S. evangelical pastor Andrew Brunson on terrorism charges in Turkey.

Brunson's next hearing as part of the trial is scheduled for October 12.

Following the latest announcement, Turkey's presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin has called on the U.S.to engage in diplomacy.

Turkey's ambassador to Washington Serdar Kilic held talks with United States national security advisor John Bolton in a meeting which Ankara said was arranged by the White House.

Neither side appears willing to back down in the row over Andrew Brunson, an evangelical preacher who was arrested on terrorism charges in Turkey nearly two years ago. As President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out at the United States, took higher rates off the table and said he wouldn't accept an worldwide bailout, traders pushed down Turkish assets in a selloff that spilled over to other developing economies.

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After adjusting for inflation, that's more than the record-setting buyout of RJR Nabisco that closed in 1989. There is even the suggestion that Musk's tweets about taking Tesla private were in response to the bets.

The lira plunged to record lows on Monday, but has since clawed back some of its losses. It was up about 5 percent on Tuesday, at about 6.52 per dollar, having fallen 42 percent so far this year, with most of those losses coming in recent weeks.

Mr Erdogan also renewed a call for Turks to convert their dollars into the Turkish lira, to help strengthen the country's currency which has lost 40% in value this year.

In a joint statement Tuesday, Turkish business groups called on the government to institute tighter monetary policy in order to combat the currency crisis. But world stock traders were dismayed the bank did not raise interest rates, which is what many economists believe is necessary to ease the crisis.

FILE - Russian S-400 air defense missile systems are on display during a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade in Red Square in Moscow, Russia, May 7, 2017. Erdogan warned that the U.S.is putting decades-old alliances at risk and pushing Turkey to seek allies elsewhere.

The lira recovered on Tuesday from near-record lows, helped by liquidity measures from the Turkish central bank.

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After the oath-taking, the ruling and opposition parties will be asked to nominate candidates for Speaker and Deputy Speaker. Outgoing National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq administered the oath to the members of Pakistan's 15th National Assembly.


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