B61 nuclear bombs in storage at an undisclosed location. The B61’s are the last US tactical nuclear weapons based in Europe, originally placed there as a deterrent to a ground invasion by the Soviet Union. Photo: SCMP Picture

Coup attempt in Turkey raises a nuclear concern at US air base

Incirlik Air Base was an operational centre of the attempted coup. It is also America’s largest foreign stockpile of nuclear weapons.

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B61 nuclear bombs in storage at an undisclosed location. The B61’s are the last US tactical nuclear weapons based in Europe, originally placed there as a deterrent to a ground invasion by the Soviet Union. Photo: SCMP Picture
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