Protests Mount on Canadian Sale of Nuclear Reactors to Turkey

ATHENS (Azad Or)–Greek- and Armenian-Canadian–as well as a group of anti-Turkish Canadians have mounted a protest campaign against the government of Prime Minister Jean Cretien–because of his administration’s insistence on selling nuclear reactors to Turkey.

Since 1996 Turkey has been in the market to purchase nuclear reactors to create one the largest such facilities on the Mediterranean.

It has appealed to Germany–Czech Republic and Canada–and has concluded that the Canadian CANDU reactors would better serve its needs.

Canada has sold similar reactors to India and Pakistan–who have used the plutonium supplies to advance their nuclear weapons technologies and last year conducted cross-border tests which almost placed the world population in a crisis.

The raw materials for the reactor also provide nuclear weapons technology to the buyers.

This information was broadcast by Greek radio during an interview with a Greek-Canadian mayor on a visit to Greece.

The mayor stressed that the Cretien administration has three Greek deputies who are pressuring the prime minister to refrain from the sale of reactors to Turkey.

The mayor reported that the Greek members of parliament have already been successful in calming the Cretien’s posturing on the matter–since the coalition government leading Canada is based on a fragile cooperation and the resignation of the Greek deputies and their allies would force Canada into a governmental crisis.

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