When you go to a grossary store do you care if the owner is your friend or not?You give money and get what you need.
An airplane selection is not very different from this.You pay and buy what you need.Its not a good way of to put politics it this.Bear in mind that neither Europeans nor the USA is real friends of Turkey.They both base their political relations on their best needs.Why shouldn't Turkey and THY in this case.
The current governments jesture of buying A320's and A330's didn't bring any advantage on EU talks infact France didn't even hesitate the Armenian bill.
US will inavitably pass the Armenian bill too so what will we do boykott both Boeing and the Airbus?
The users(THY) on the other hand have to struggle to adjust many difficulties with the awkward A320 selection.(Now I know I fly and love flying the A320 but if I was making the decisions I wouldnt get any to a fleet having 50 something 737s.)
Briefly political decisions didnt bring any good to THY,so politicians should take their hands and let the technically knowlegable people decide.
But as pointed out perfectly below, sadly that looks not very much possible
|Quoting Bahadir (Reply 20):|
Let us not forget about this RFP, some party members of AKP need to make more commissions before they get voted out.