ISTANBUL (TURKISH JOURNAL)- By Janet Ekstract – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told crowds at an iftar last night that nations with nuclear weapons are a world threat and added: “Those who have more than 15,000 nuclear warheads are currently threatening the world.”
The Turkish president was also highly critical of the U.S. withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Erdogan is calling for the entire Middle East to be free of nuclear weapons. The U.S. decision has thrown Turkey and America once again into a ‘tit for tat’ on a host of issues that include U.S. policy on Syria to the latest snafu surrounding President Trump’s decision to move Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.
Currently, France, Germany and Britain have indicated they want to try to salvage the Iran nuclear deal. Erdogan’s closing remarks indicated that he sees it as a positive move that some European countries would like to still support the Iran nuclear deal. The Turkish leader commented: “We find the other signatories stating their loyalty to the agreement in the face of the U.S. administration’s decision, very positive.