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Erdogan, Biden Discuss Trade, Security at G20 Summit Meet -Turkish Presidency

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and US President Joe Biden discussed bilateral relations, including trade and security issues, on the sidelines of a G20 summit, the Turkish presidency said on Tuesday.

It said Biden offered his condolences for those who died in a bomb attack in Istanbul on Sunday, and told Erdogan that his administration would continue to support Turkey in its bid to procure F-16 fighter jets.

Biden also said Turkey is an important actor in Sweden’s NATO accession bid, and thanked Erdogan for his role in the resumption of a grain export deal between Ukraine and Russia, the Turkish presidency said.

(Reporting by Can Sezer and Ece Toksabay; Writing by Ali Kucukgocmen; Editing by Alison Williams)

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