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Trump, Erdogan discuss working group on Russian S-400 missile system

Trump, Erdogan discuss working group on Russian S-400 missile system
FILE PHOTO: New S-400 "Triumph" surface-to-air missile system after its deployment at a military base outside the town of Gvardeysk near Kaliningrad, Russia. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar/File Photo/File Photo -
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ANKARA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in a phone call on Monday discussed a Turkish proposal to strike a joint working group on its planned purchase of a Russian S-400 missile defence system, the Turkish Presidency said.

"Our Honourable President brought up the proposal to establish a working group regarding the procurement of the S-400 defence system from the Russian Federation," it said.

Washington has said the missile system could compromise its F-35 fighter jets. Ankara has said a working group could assess the impact of the S-400 on the fighter jets, but on Friday said that it has not heard back from the Americans.

(Reporting by Tulay Karadeniz; Writing by Ali Kucukgocmen; Editing by Jonathan Spicer)

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