‘No one can touch’ Israel because it has nuclear weapons, Turkish president says

Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan president said today that nobody can dare to touch Israel as it possesses a strong military nuclear programme.

“We have Israel nearby, almost as neighbours. They scare (other nations) by possessing these (nuclear weapons). No one can touch them,” he said while addressing an AK Party gathering in Turkey’s central province of Sivas on Wednesday.

Erdogan also added, he does not accept USA and other developed nations who possess so much nuclear weapons telling him not to have one.

It is unacceptable for nuclear-armed states to tell Turkey whether or not it can acquire atomic weapons, Reuters reported him as saying.

“Some countries have missiles with nuclear warheads, not one or two. But we can’t have them. This, I cannot accept,” Erdogan said, as reported by Reuters news agency.

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