Increasing political tensions in Turkey keep mills away from scrap markets
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Turkish steel mills fell quiet in the deep-sea scrap markets later in the week following political developments that have raised concerns in the market.
Only one deep-sea cargo was sold during the week ending October 11, which raised the daily scrap indices by more than $6 per tonne on October 9.
But the market fell quiet following news of a Turkish military operation in northern Syria late on Wednesday October 9.
Some market participants had been expecting the US to consider replacing its Section 232 import tariffs, which affect Turkey-origin material, with a regime of quotas. This is now seen as...