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Don Lee

Don Lee covers the U.S. and global economy out of Washington, D.C. Since joining the Los Angeles Times in 1992, he has served as the Shanghai bureau chief and in various editing and reporting roles in California. He is a native of Seoul, Korea, and graduated from the University of Chicago.
Trump hits Turkey with tariffs after talks to free U.S. minister deadlock

Following an impasse in high-level negotiations to free an America preacher detained in Turkey, President Trump on Friday said he had ordered heavy tariffs on Ankara’s export of steel and aluminum to the United States, a punitive move that deepened a growing political and economic rift with the N...

Trump hits Turkey with tariffs after talks to free U.S. minister deadlock

After talks to free American preacher failed, President Trump told his administration to double the steel and aluminum tariffs against Turkey, reflecting the rapidly deteriorating state of relations between both countries.

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