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2019-07-18 17:12:32

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman expressed “unease” on Thursday in a telephone call with U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton over Washington’s decision to remove Turkey from its F-35 program, broadcaster CNN Turk said.

Following the delivery of parts of the Russian S-400 air defense system to Turkey, the United States said on Wednesday it was removing Turkey from the F-35 fighter jet program.

Erdogan’s spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said relations between the two NATO allies could not remain healthy with such unilateral impositions, CNN Turk reported.

Reporting by Ali Kucukgocmen and Ezgi Erkoyun; Writing by Sarah Dadouch; Editing by Gareth Jones

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