Turkey - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (14.06.19)

Q : Do you think that the purchase by Turkey of the Russian S-400 missile defense system is incompatible with NATO security?

A : The purchase of military equipment by Turkey is obviously a sovereign decision. The unity of the alliance is nevertheless essential. The interoperability of the military capabilities of the allies contributes to this unity.

Potential disputes between allies can undermine this unity and it is therefore their responsibility to resolve them.

As the minister for Europe and foreign affairs reaffirmed yesterday during his visit to Ankara, France stands alongside its Turkish ally in order to address potential regional threats to its security.