Turkish nuclear threat
By Jim Karygiannis <email@example.com>,
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
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
Jim Karygiannis M.P.
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