Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is attempting to get hold of an atomic bomb in a plot to build up the nation’s weapons, an expert has claimed.
By Rebecca Flood
With tensions threatening to reach breaking point between the US and North Korea it has emerged Turkey could be trying to build up its weaponry as relations with the EU reach a new low.
In a worrying claim, an expert has warned Turkey is the next country looking to expand its arsenal to include atomic bombs.
Abdullah Bozkurt, a government-critical Turkish journalist, has dramatically revealed what he called ‘secret plans’ for Ankara to acquire the ultimate weapon.
Despite Turkey having the second largest-Nato army, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan presiding over 40,000 soldiers, Mr Bozkurt said his ambitions were far greater.
Mr Bozkurt said the talks focussed on the construction of two nuclear power plants in Turkey, arousing his suspicions.
And his fears seem to be bolstered by Turkish expert Aykan Erdemir, of the US Thinktank Foundation for Defense of Democracies.