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US Deploys 70 Nuclear Bombs in Turkey

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U.S. B-61 nuclear bombThe United States of America deploys around 70 B61 nuclear bombs in Turkey to use them in case of necessary.

According to a Turkish news agency citing well informed sources, all of the bombs are deployed in the Turkish Incirlik air base in Adana, south of the country.

The greater part of these bombs is the property of the US army, and Washington reserves the right to use them in case of need, Haberturk news agency disclosed.

Until 1995 from 10 to 20 B61 bombs were deployed in two other air bases in Turkey, but later all of them were transferred to the Incirlik Air Base, it said.

According to the report, Turkey was given the US nuclear weapons in line with Washington's interests in the region which allowed the US army to transfer them to another place in case of the outbreak of dangerous conflicts in the region.

However, the problem is the means of transport for the bombs, because the Turkish side, despite repeated requests by the US, still opposes deployment of aircraft in Incirlik which are capable of transferring nuclear bombs.

Analysts believe that Turkey is itself capable of transferring the B61 nuclear bombs by using F16 planes.

B61 nuclear bombs are considered as one of the main strategic weapons of the US. B61 is 3.58 long and it weighs 320 kilograms.

Source: Agencies



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cool. maybe later putin can

cool. maybe later putin can call up a castro and we can have another god damned missle crisis. brilliant!

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U.S. nuclear weapons in Turkey threatening regional peace

http://www.mehrnews.com/en/newsdetail.aspx?NewsID=1729979

TEHRAN, Oct. 27 (MNA) -- The United States currently has a stockpile of 90 B61 nuclear weapons in Turkey, all deployed at the Incirlik Air Force Base, according to a report recently published in the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet.

Hurriyet said 50 of the nuclear weapons are kept in a state of readiness to be immediately loaded onto U.S. bombers.

It will be difficult for Turkey to explain why it has allowed the U.S. to store nuclear weapons at Incirlik to its Muslim and Arab neighbors, especially in light of current developments in the region.

The U.S. State Department and the Pentagon have not made any comments on the issue, and U.S. media outlets are occupied with the presidential election campaign.

However, the fact that the U.S. has a stockpile of nuclear weapons in the country is a very big deal in Turkey, and MP Sukru Elekdag, who formerly served as the country’s ambassador to the United States, recently questioned the government about the issue, saying it has created a great threat to the peace and security of the region.

Everyone knows that the deployment of nuclear weapons is a very costly procedure. It requires a huge budget and vast technological capabilities.

It appears that U.S. officials are trying to implement their malevolent plans in the Middle East at a time when the general public’s attention is focused on the U.S. presidential election.

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