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    aren't the only ones who've been suspicious of the possibility that Turkey is building its own bomb.

    Since Turkey works closely with Israel on military matters, and since there are Turkish and Israeli links connected to this story of nuclear blackmarketing, and since Israel tried for so long to keep its own nuclear weapons secret, I have no doubt that something similar is happening in Turkey.

    Also, there was a small article on Fox News at the end of May 2006 as follows:

    ANKARA, Turkey  —  An Iranian-owned company, based in Turkey, has illegally shipped alleged guided missile parts as well as "dual use" nuclear-related material to Iran, including high-strength aluminum tubes, according to a recent Turkish government report obtained by The Associated Press on Friday.

    The company imported the material to Turkey, the supposed end-user, from dozens of firms around the world, including the United States, and then shipped them to Iran apparently after falsifying documents to hide the nature of the material, customs inspectors said in the report dated May 12.

    Turkish authorities would not comment on the report, which was first published by Cumhuriyet and Milliyet newspapers Friday. A government official provided a copy of the report to the AP.

    On Friday, Turkey hosted a multinational exercise to practice intercepting weapons materials before they reach a country like Iran, Turkey's neighbor. Warships from the United States, Turkey, France and Portugal participated in the maneuvers, said to be the largest so far of the Proliferation Security Initiative, or PSI, a program started in 2003 by U.S. President George W. Bush.

    If Turkey helped supply Pakistan and Libya, why not help Iran, too?  

    There's something weird going on here if Turkey were the end-user of the material.  I mean, I don't think they've finished spreading the love.

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