Turkey Wants Nuclear Weapon; Thousand Killed in Syria Over 4 Months; S-400 Supply to India

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on September 5 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com:

Erdogan says it’s unacceptable that Turkey can’t have nuclear weapons

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday it was unacceptable for nuclear-armed states to forbid Ankara from obtaining its own nuclear weapons, but did not say whether Turkey had plans to obtain them, MEMO reported.

“Some countries have missiles with nuclear warheads, not one or two. But (they tell us) we can’t have them. This, I cannot accept,” he told his ruling AK Party members in the eastern city of Sivas.

“There is no developed nation in the world that doesn’t have them,” Erdogan said. In fact, many developed countries do not have nuclear weapons.

Turkey signed the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty in 1980, and has also signed the 1996 Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, which bans all nuclear detonations for any purpose.

Erdogan hinted that he wanted the same protection for Turkey as Israel.

“We have Israel nearby, as almost neighbours. They scare (other nations) by possessing these. No one can touch them.”

Foreign analysts say Israel possesses a sizable nuclear arsenal. Israel maintains a policy of ambiguity around the nuclear issue, refusing to confirm or deny its capabilities.

UN: More than 1,000 civilians killed in Syria over 4 months

UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet says her office has tallied more than 1,000 civilian deaths in northern Syria over the last four months, the majority of them due to air strikes and ground attacks by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces and their allies, Al Jazeera reported.

Bachelet, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, told reporters in Geneva on Wednesday that 1,089 civilians were killed in the war-battered country between April 29 and August 29, including 304 children.

She said nearly all, 1,031 of the deaths, were reportedly attributable to government forces and their allies in Idlib and Hama provinces. Another 58 were caused by “non-state actors,” she said.

Kremlin describes S-400 missile system supply to India as favorable

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has pointed out that Indian partners are interested in discussing military-technical cooperation between the countries and lauded the “favorable” situation around Russian S-400 missile systems’ supply to India, he told the Russian TV on Wednesday, TASS reported.

“The very sensitive but all the more important topic of our cooperation was discussed – details of the <…> military-technical cooperation. Our Indian partners are exhibiting great interest. And the discussion of this topic <…> continued during the talks between the Russian and the Indian delegations,” he said.

“Favorable,” he responded to a request to comment on the S-400 missile systems’ supply. “Yes, of course, it was discussed and everything is developing positively here.”

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Source: MEMO, AL Jazeera, TASS