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KAYSERI - "Making denial of the so-called Armenian genocide a crime in France, means this country goes back to Medieval ages," Turkish Chambers & Commodity Exchanges (TOBB) President Rifat Hisarciklioglu said on Monday.

Replying to questions of reporters on the issue, Hisarciklioglu said, "France has pioneered freedoms since 1789. We have suggested resolving this problem in a scientific platform by examining archives of Turkey and Armenia. Armenia rejected our proposal."

Asked what would be the reaction of business circles in case of approval of the resolution, Hisarciklioglu said, "there are reactions from all over Turkey. We hope French parliament will not adopt the resolution."

On the other hand Bulent Deniz, Chairman of the Turkish Consumers Union released a written statement on Monday and said, "If the resolution submitted to French parliament to make denial of so-called Armenian genocide a crime is approved, we will start to boycott one French product every week beginning, on October 12th."

"Our boycott will continue until the law on so-called Armenian genocide will get annulled," noted Deniz.

Bulent Deniz added that Turkey must place a ban on all French firms so that they cannot participate in tenders organized by Turkish corporations.

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