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Turkish nuclear threat

By Jim Karygiannis <>,
Member of the Canadian Parliament1

Tuesday, March 23, 1999

Only a few years ago and with the end of the cold war, it appeared that we would soon be free from the dangers of nuclear weapons. The threat of nuclear weapons proliferation, however, has been brought to the forefront once again as India and Pakistan rush to join the nuclear weapons club.

Moreover, several countries are eager to acquire nuclear technology and other weapons of mass destruction through whatever means possible. The lessons of Three-mile island and Chernobyl were quickly forgotten and now we are preparing to sell nuclear reactors and transfer nuclear technology to the Turkish government. We are re-assured and reminded that Turkey has signed all international agreements (so did Iraq ).

To make matters worse, Turkey is planning to build the plant near a seismic active fault line at the Akkuyu Bay. Turkey has been actively pursuing the acquisition of nuclear technology and is willing to put all its neighbors, including Israel, Italy, Egypt, Armenia, Cyprus, Syria, Greece, and Jordan at risk towards this end should an earthquake happen. I am asking you to act now to join the thousands of concerned citizens around the world in an effort to help us make the right decision. I hope you will do the same.

For more information on this topic, please consult the following web site to form your own opinion:

I hope that you will make an educated decision towards the subject and will act accordingly. If you wish to discuss the subject further or have opinions that you would like to share please contact me.

1 Jim Karygiannis M.P.
231 West Block House of Commons 3850 Finch Ave E # 206
Ottawa Ontario K1A 0A6 Scarborough Ontario
(613) 992 4501 M1T 3T6