Turkish lira trades below 6.0 against the dollar

Turkish President Erdogan meets with Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani in Ankara

Trump, who doubled steel and aluminum tariffs on Turkey, said the steel tariffs have kicked in the aluminum tariffs will take effect soon.

Gallego said that Brunson's lawyer had indicated he would be willing to take his client's case to the constitutional court.

Erdogan has said Turkey is the target of an economic war, and has made repeated calls for Turks to sell their dollars and euros to shore up the currency.

"Certainly it has been a very dramatic war of words between Ankara and Washington and Trump has made no bones about the financial repercussions that the U.S. is willing to undertake".

Brunson was charged with terror offenses by a Turkish court and has been held since October 2016.

"They should have given him back a long time ago, and Turkey has in my opinion acted very, very badly", Trump told reporters at the White House.

Last month, at Brunson's third court hearing in almost two years, United States officials thought they had brokered a deal to free him by pressuring Israel to release a Turkish citizen imprisoned there.

President Trump is ramping his attacks up on Turkey, claiming the country has taken advantage of the USA for many years.

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Thanks to United States President Donald Trump's actions and sanctions on Turkey, the freezing climate between the European Union and its confirmed candidate in recent years have started to give signals of moderation. "He's a very innocent man", President Trump remarked at a Cabinet meeting Thursday.

Turkey has since imposed retaliatory tariffs on the U.S.

US stocks climbed higher in afternoon trading after a Mexican economic official told reporters that trade talks between the United States and Mexico were "advancing well".

The Turkish lira is trading under its fair market value, and its depreciation is expected to narrow the current account deficit in Turkey, according to the Washington-based Institute of International Finance (IIF) on Tuesday.

The currency has recovered from record lows earlier this week.

The Turkish lira has weakened 35 per cent against the USA dollar this year, with losses fuelled by a deterioration in ties between the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies and fears of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's influence over monetary policy.

In a tweet on Thursday, Trump urged Brunson to serve as a "great patriot hostage" while he is jailed and criticized Turkey for "holding our wonderful Christian Pastor".

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