CLAIM: U.S. Moving Nuclear Weapons From Turkey To Romania, by Raheem Kassam.
U.S. nuclear weapons are being moved out of Turkey as the country destabilises, and as relations between Ankara and Washington, D.C. deteriorate, according to sources speaking to the Euractiv website.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, the sources decided to speak out after a Stimson Center report warned that American weapons stored at Turkey’s Incirlik Air Base could be captured by “terrorists or other hostile forces”.
A10s at the Incirlik Air Base in Turkey, 2015
A second source told EurActiv that Washington-Ankara diplomatic relations had “deteriorated so much following the coup that Washington no longer trusted Ankara to host the weapons”.
Instead, they claim, the United States are seeking to move the nukes to the Deveselu air base in Romania.
The Deveselu Air Base, which is around 600 miles away from Incirlik, was picked in 2011 to host a U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense System which began operations earlier this year.
Not a moment too soon.