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Turkish Airlines to convert option to buy 15 Boeing planes into firm order

ISTANBUL, June 9 (Reuters) - Flag carrier Turkish Airlines said on Monday it has decided to convert an option to buy 15 Boeing 737-8 MAX airplanes into a firm order for delivery in 2020.

The state-run airline made the statement in a filing to the Istanbul Stock Exchange.

Last year, Turkish Airlines finalised an order for 95 Boeing aircraft, including 25 options.

(Reporting by Ayla Jean Yackley; Editing by Pravin Char)