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ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey thinks it is necessary to take steps on technology transfer in its deal to buy an S-400 missile defence system from Russia, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said in an interview on Thursday.

He the told state-run Anadolu agency that agreements had been signed with Russia and a deposit paid regarding the S-400s and the process will continue. President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday dismissed NATO allies' concern over the deal.

(Reporting by Ece Toksabay and Tuvan Gumrukcu; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by David Dolan)

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