Turkey - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (22.01.18)

Q : Turkish diplomacy chief Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said, with respect to the Kurdish problem, that France is on the side of the terrorists. What is France’s response to those words by the Turkish minister?

A : That is not what was said by Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, with whom Jean-Yves Le Drian spoke yesterday to review the overall situation in Syria.

I refer you to the communiqué we issued yesterday following that conversation. He mentions in particular that France is mindful of Turkey’s security, territory and borders.