State-run Anadolu Agency quoted Erdogan as saying: "Some nations have missiles with nuclear warheads — not just one or two. But (they say) I should not have missiles with nuclear warheads. I don't accept this."
He did not say whether Turkey intends to acquire any nuclear warheads, but he stated that "almost all" developed nations had them. On Israel, he said: "We have Israel nearby, don't we? They scare (other nations) with these."