15:23 GMT18 May 2021
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    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Joe Biden on Friday spoke over the telephone with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to discuss bilateral relations and agreed to a future meeting during the upcoming NATO summit in June, the White House said.

    "President Joseph R. Biden spoke today with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, conveying his interest in a constructive bilateral relationship with expanded areas of cooperation and effective management of disagreements. The leaders agreed to hold a bilateral meeting on the margins of the NATO Summit in June to discuss the full range of bilateral and regional issues," the White House said in a statement.

    Earlier this week, the US officially notified Turkey that it was excluded from the agreement on the F-35 jet production due to its purchase of Russian-made S-400 air defence systems.

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    NATO, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Joe Biden
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