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Turkey will apply international arbitration if F-35 jet sales blocked, Erdogan says - Haberturk TV

FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses parliamentarians from his ruling AK Party (AKP) during a meeting at the parliament in Ankara, Turkey July 24, 2018. Cem Oksuz/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey will resort to international arbitration if the United States blocks the sale of F-35 fighter jets to Ankara, President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying by broadcaster Haberturk on Sunday.

Erdogan also said Turkey had asked for U.S. help in securing the return to Turkey of Turkish citizen Ebru Ozkan, detained in Israel, broadcaster Haberturk reported.

Writing by Ezgi Erkoyun; Editing by Sandra Maler