In this public opinion survey carried out by TNS on behalf of EDAM, the Turkish public opinion was polled on the question of “In reaction to a possible threat from a nuclear armed Iran, should Turkey develop its own nuclear weapons or rely on NATO’s protection?”
8.2% The NATO security umbrella is sufficient. Turkey shouldn’t develop nuclear weapons
53.9% The NATO security umbrella is not sufficient to counter the threat of a nuclear Iran. Turkey should develop its own nuclear weapons.
34.8% Turkey should not develop nuclear weapons under any condition
3.0 No idea/no answer
I’m with the three percent. I can’t answer because I’m thinking “oh [bleep]” to myself. Not that Turkey having nukes is worse than Iran having nukes. But if Turkey wants nukes to counter Iran’s threat, that means two things: they don’t believe Iran’s “peaceful power program” any more than we do; and the Arab world wants nukes even more.
I think 100% of you would agree with my position.