Turkish prime minister extended on Tuesday support to nuclear energy use of all countries.
Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan said as a country that was about to implement its own nuclear energy program, Turkey was supporting the right of all countries, that had totally fulfilled their international liabilities, to efficiently use nuclear energy.
"The measures we have taken here should not constitute an obstacle before international cooperation on use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes and access to nuclear technology, equipment and materials for peaceful purposes," Erdogan said during the Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul, South Korea.
Erdogan said nuclear terrorism was one of the most serious threats to global security and stability, and countries had to take joint action against that threat.
"Turkey is still committed to the goal to ensure a world purified from nuclear weapons and to enable use of nuclear energy only for safe and peaceful purposes," Erdogan said.
Erdogan said Turkey had launched an ambitious nuclear energy program and it would implement that program with determination in order to meet its energy need.
"Our target is to provide 10 percent of our electricity from nuclear power by 2030," Erdogan said.
Erdogan said Turkey would abide by highest security standards based on international documents and principles of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) when implementing its nuclear power program.
Premier Erdogan said global nuclear material stock was sufficient enough to produce 120,000 nuclear weapons and explosives, and more than 60 percent of those materials were used in military programs.
"Military nuclear facilities and stocks were not away from terror threat, and we should also take into consideration nuclear security concerns about military facilities," he said.
Erdogan said everybody should keep in mind that unauthorized circles could access to nuclear weapons and risks about nuclear weapons would continue to exist.
"Therefore, it is our common responsibility to reach global disarmament target, by reducing nuclear weapons and eliminating them in the end," Erdogan said.
Erdogan also said countries should exert more efforts to increase physical security of radioactive resources in order to prevent illicit trafficking of radioactive substances and other illegal activities.
The "2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit" is the largest summit in the security field that discusses international cooperative measures to protect nuclear materials and facilities from terrorist groups, with participation from more than 53 heads of state and international organizations.
The main topics under discussion are cooperation measures to combat the threat of nuclear terrorism, protection of nuclear materials and related facilities, and prevention of illicit trafficking of nuclear materials.