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Turkey Takes Protectionist Path, Hiking Import Taxes Amid Crisis

Cranes and shipping containers stand at the Port of Haydarpasa, in Istanbul.

Cranes and shipping containers stand at the Port of Haydarpasa, in Istanbul.

Photographer: Kerem Uzel/Bloomberg

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Turkey on Tuesday made the import of a wide range of industrial goods from cars to electronics more costly to shield local producers from competition as the economy succumbs to the coronavirus outbreak.