"Erdogan to announce tomorrow major policy change after the National Security Council (MGK). Could be something drastic, like leaving NATO, or giving up the EU membership application. Or even maybe declaring himself president for life, effectively taking over the entire state apparatus. Or even disbanding the parliament, and calling for a new referendum and election." A Turk
"As of 2005[update], 180 tactical B61 nuclear bombs of the 480 U.S. nuclear weapons believed to be deployed in Europe fall under the nuclear sharing arrangement. The weapons are stored within a vault in hardened aircraft shelters, using the USAF WS3 Weapon Storage and Security System. The delivery warplanes used are F-16s and Panavia Tornados" wiki on Nuclear Sharing
"The WS3 system consists of a Weapons Storage Vault (WSV) and electronic monitoring and control systems. One vault can hold up to four nuclear weapons and in the lowered position provides ballistic protection through its hardened lid and reinforced sidewalls. The WS3 system allowed storage directly underneath the aircraft intended to carry the bombs. The location inside the aircraft shelter increased the weapon survivability in case of any kind of attack and prevent monitoring of preparations to use the weapons. The electronic systems include various classified sensors, electronic data-transmission and security equipment such as video, motion detectors, closed circuit TV coupled with thermal imaging devices. These facilities enabled remote controlled weapon safety and made the large security forces obsolete." wiki on weapons storage and security system
"A Turk," whose words are quoted above is a long term commentator on SST. I consider him to be a good source.
There are between 50 and 90 B-61 variable yield thermonuclear weapons (hydrogen bombs) stored at Incirlik Air base in SE Turkey. This base was built by the US starting in 1951 but it has always been a TURKISH base with US tenants. Some of the weapons are earmarked for US use and some for Turkish use against US/NATO agreed on targets if they are ever released by the US National Command Authority. The weapons are stored there in a semi-automatic system in vaults under the delivery aircraft. Small point – There are no US delivery suitable aircraft now stationed at Incirlik. They would have to brought in from somewhere else to mate them with the bombs. At the same time, the Turkish Air Force no longer has nuclear weapons certified pilots.
1. What are the targets for which these weapons would possibly be used? Are there any? Really?
2. How firmly are the American airmen at the base in control of these weapons, weapons situated on a foreign base?
3. Can the weapons be disabled, perhaps remotely?
Let us say, for the sake of argument, that Erdogan controlled forces make a move to seize control of the hydrogen bombs on THEIR BASE. What could the US do about it?
IMO the US should remove the weapons or disable them as soon as possible. pl