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The EU leadership is willing to forge new alliances to overcome Trump's harsh trade policies and secure its borders without Washington's support.
The US president signed proclamations allowing relief from the quotas on steel from South Korea, Brazil and Argentina and on aluminium from Argentina.
Turkish Finance Minister Berat Albayrak and his French counterpart Bruno Le Maire, on a phone call, agreed to act together against US sanctions against Turkey.
Turkey's Vice President Fuat Oktay has said Turkey has increased customs duties on some US products including alcohol, cigarettes and cars in retaliation to Washington's tariffs on Turkish aluminium and iron.
The United States under Trump is ratcheting up international tensions with disastrous consequences for world affairs.
Turkish President Erdogan's statements follow US President Donald Trump's announcement that he had doubled steel and aluminium tariffs on Turkey, noting that relations between the NATO allies were "not very good".
Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal will lead a delegation to Washington, reports say, to discuss an ongoing row between the two NATO allies over differences regarding the trial of US pastor Andrew Brunson in Turkey and also on Syria policy.
US President Donald Trump's imposition of tariffs on imported goods, including steel and alluminium, has started to show signs of being counterproductive, as it is putting more US jobs at risk than it is saving.
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Sunday that the EU should take united action against possible further tariffs on the European goods by the US. Earlier, Germany announced that it would back a lowering of EU levies on imports of US cars.
US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin denies a report that President Donald Trump wanted to withdraw from the World Trade Organization.
Tariff burden is commensurate with additional costs Turkey faces due to tariffs imposed on it by US, says Turkish ministry.
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