Belgian online edition EurActiv reported on Thursday that the United States began to withdraw tactical nuclear weapons from Turkey to the Romanian base “Deveselu”. Russia interpreted Washington’s fear of a reversal of Recep tayp Erdogan to Russia and even a possible withdrawal of Turkey from NATO.
The announcement about the removal of nuclear weapons from Turkey is a source believes that this operation is very complex in technical and political terms, but the US were forced to do so against the background of deteriorating relations between Washington and Ankara.
According to EurActiv on the Turkish base of Incirlik since the days of the cold war, was placed about 50 missiles with nuclear warheads. It on this basis was unpleasant for US the events during the military coup in Turkey. The Turkish authorities have blocked at first base, not allowing American professionals to enter it, has grounded American planes, and then arrested and the commander of the base for connection with the rebels.
Irritate the USA and accusations of Ankara that Washington is harboring a preacher Gulen, whom Erdogan announced the mastermind of the coup. Can not accept in the United States and numerous arrests and dismissals in Turkey that the mentioned violation of human rights. In short, relations between Ankara and Washington after a coup attempt was so bad that the US no longer trusts Turkey to keep its nuclear Arsenal.
Therefore, according to the source, the United States began to move the missiles to a Romanian base Deveselu, which has already hosted the American European missile defense system.
In turn, the RIA “Novosti” lead the opinion of the President of Academy of geopolitical problems Colonel-General Leonid Ivashov, who believes that on the background of improving relations with Iran and turn to Russia Tayyip Erdogan may even declare the withdrawal of Turkey from NATO and the severance of military-political relations with the United States. It encourages Washington to move a weapon.
According to the expert, Erdogan understands that is a spent material to the United States, therefore, will carry out anti-American line.