Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan saluting supporters after Friday prayers, in Bayburt, August 10, 2018. AFP PHOTO /Turkish Presidential Press Service/ Murat KULA /
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Turkish officials say President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has held a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin during which they discussed economic ties between the two countries.The news of the conversation came shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump said he had authorized the doubling of steel and aluminum tariffs "with respect to Turkey," causing the Turkish currency to plunge further against the dollar.President Donald Trump says he's just authorized the doubling of steel and aluminum tariffs "with respect to Turkey".Trump's tweet caused a further drop in the Turkish currency, which is now down 13 percent on the day.
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