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Hiroshima for Global Peace

34. Turkey ■Non-Nuclear-Weapon State

Nuclear Disarmament 8.5 Points Full Points 42 20.2%
Change compared to the Hiroshima Report 2020: 0
Along with the other U.S. allies, Turkey advocates the “progressive approach” toward a world without nuclear weapons, through incremental practical measures. It has not signed the TPNW. Turkey participates in the IPNDV.
Nuclear Non-Proliferation 50 Points Full Points 61 82.0%
Change compared to the Hiroshima Report 2020: +1
Turkey acceded to the IAEA Additional Protocol, and a broader conclusion was drawn. However, it has not applied the integrated safeguards. It has engaged in non-proliferation, including the establishment of solid export control systems. However, President implied an interest in nuclear weapons.
Nuclear Security 30 Points Full Points 41 73.2%
Change compared to the Hiroshima Report 2020: +2
Turkey has ratified all conventions relevant to nuclear security except the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management. Turkey announced that it expects hosting an IPPAS mission in the near future. It is working on implementing recommended measures of INFCIRC/225/Rev.5, including upgrading national legislative framework. Turkey is also cooperating in nuclear forensics activities in addition to preventing illicit trafficking. Turkey completed the removal of HEU from the country in 2009.
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