Turkish Aeronautical Association (THK) has suspended parachute tender, awarded to a French company, head of the association said on Saturday.
Osman Yildirim said THK cancelled the parachute tender as a French company won the tender.
"We opened a tender to purchase 150 parachutes some time ago, and a French company won the tender, but we suspended the tender after the French Senate adopted a resolution on denial of Armenian allegations regarding the incidents of 1915," Yildirim told AA correspondent.
Yildirim said THK would make public the result of the 500,000 Euro tender if France took a backward step.
"This is how we react to France," Yildirim said.
Moreover, Yildirim said THK won a French fire-extinguisher tender last year, however the French government cancelled the tender without making any statements only three days before Turkey was to send the planes.
Yildirim said THK filed a compensation lawsuit worth 1.5 million Euro to a French court, and the court decided to halt the execution.
The compensation case still continued and THK's possibility to win the case was high, Yildirim also said.
French Senate adopted a law which penalizes the rejectionof Armenian allegations regarding 1915 incidents during Ottoman Empire period. Under the law, people, who deny the Armenian allegations, are sentenced to one year in prison and 45,000 euro fine. On Tuesday, 77 senators and 65 parliamentarians in France applied to French Constitutional Council for the annulment of the law. The Council will announce its decision within a month.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 12 Şubat 2012, 10:33