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Erdogan says Turkey tested Russian S-400s, shrugs off U.S. reaction

ANKARA, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan confirmed on Friday that Turkey had been testing the S-400 air defense system it bought from Russia, adding that the objection from NATO ally United States on the issue did not matter.

Washington says Ankara’s purchase of Russian S-400 systems compromise NATO defences, and has threatened sanctions. An apparent firing test of S-400s test last week prompted a furious response from the State Department and Pentagon.

Reporting by Ece Toksabay and Tuvan Gumrukcu Editing by Ezgi Erkoyun

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