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FILE PHOTO: Russian S-400 Triumph/SA-21 Growler medium-range and long-range surface-to-air missile systems drive during the Victory Day parade at Red Square in Moscow, Russia, May 9, 2015. RIA Novosti via REUTERS(reuters_tickers)
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said there was no problem with the country's planned purchase of Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile systems and talks have also been held on the S-500 system, Haberturk and other newspapers reported on Friday.
Speaking to reporters on his plane on returning from a trip to Ukraine and Serbia, Erdogan said there would be no joint production in the first stage of S-400 purchases, but in the second stage "God willing we will take joint production steps", Haberturk said.
(Reporting by Orhan Coskun and Ceyda Caglayan; Editing by Daren Butler)