No big loss suffered, really. But, here's what's happening now
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Thursday that he would cancel all political, economic and military meetings between representatives of Turkey and France. He also forbade French aircraft from landing in Turkey and said French ships were no longer welcome in Turkey's ports.
Turkish television reported earlier that Ankara would call back its ambassador from Paris.
The crisis was precipitated by a bill ratified Thursday in the French parliament, according to which denying the 1915 Armenian genocide would be punishable by a jail sentence of up to one year and a 45,000 euro fine. The bill has yet to receive final approval in the senate.
Turkey has been threatening a tough response if the bill is passed. Armenia, meanwhile, expressed its official thanks to France for approving the bill.
Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian told AFP that France had "once again proved its commitment to universal human values".
I don't know if Renault motors still has engines built in Turkey, but if they do, they'd best remove all their businesses from that darkening country, and consider getting them built and sold in America instead, where they might actually find better service.
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