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Turkey: Nuclear Weapons

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 31st October 2019.

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Photo of Nicholas Soames Nicholas Soames Independent, Mid Sussex

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Turkey on its desire to acquire nuclear weapons; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Christopher Pincher Christopher Pincher Minister of State

Turkey is a party of the international nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and has been part of a nuclear-sharing programme among NATO allies. We expect Turkey to continue to respect its obligations as a signatory of the Non-Proliferation Treaty. We will continue to monitor any claims that Turkey wishes to obtain nuclear weapons.

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