UK's Johnson and Turkey's Erdogan discuss Ukraine situation

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  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
    President of Turkey
  • Boris Johnson
    Boris Johnson
    Prime Minister of the United Kingdom since 2019

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Turkey's President, Tayyip Erdogan, discussed on Friday their significant concern over the build up of Russian troops on Ukraine's border.

"They shared significant concerns about the build-up of Russian troops on Ukraine's border, and emphasised NATO's collective resolve to avoid further escalation," a statement from London on the talks said. "They committed to continue working through NATO to reach a resolution."

The two leaders also discussed further strengthening their bilateral security and defence cooperation, and a desire to boost trade and investment.

(Reporting by Kate Holton; editing by Diane Craft)

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