Thursday, August 18 2016 14:01 EEST
US started transferring nuclear weapons stationed in Turkey to Romania
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US nuclear weapons are stationed throughout Europe

Two independent sources told that US moves nuclear weapons from Turkey to Romania, against the background of worsening relations between Washington and Ankara,

According to one of the sources, the transfer has been very challenging in technical and political terms.

'It’s not easy to move 20+ nukes,' said the source, on conditions of anonymity.

According to a recent report by the Simson Center, since the Cold War, some 50 US tactical nuclear weapons have been stationed at Turkey’s Incirlik air base, approximately 100 kilometres from the Syrian border.

During the failed coup in Turkey in July, Incirlik’s power was cut, and the Turkish government prohibited US aircraft from flying in or out.

As reported earlier by, NATO: Turkish membership in the alliance is not in question. 

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