Turkey remains dependable ally in NATO, Erdogan spokesman says

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Posted: Sep 14, 2017 8:44 AM

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey remains a dependable member of the NATO alliance, President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman said on Thursday, after Western allies expressed concern over Ankara's decision to procure a missile defence system from Russia.

Turkey's good relations with Russia are not an alternative to its ties to the West, but rather complementary, Ibrahim Kalin told a news conference.

(Reporting by Tulay Karadeniz and Tuvan Gumrukcu; Writing by Ezgi Erkoyun; Editing by David Dolan)