Why do you keep mentioning nuclear reactors? Its for electricity lol, and Russia sells Reactors everywhere. Turkey was in the process for Buying French reactors(in partnership with Japan) as well, but the price-point for the Russian reactors was less, so it went with that. Bulgaria has the same russian reactors(older model VVER), As do the Czeck, Finland, Germany(shut down), Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia(planned to buy before war).
Because it's a big cooperation between Turkey and Russia. It's not like building a factory or something.
Turkey is probably responsible for more dead russians and most NATO members, and was certainly #1 before the Ukraine war moved into transfer of heavy weapons from the US. It has been fighting Russian in several different conflicts, via proxy or directly. Turkey provides a significant service to NATO, and other members acknowledge it, it might be a point of inconvenience for Greeks, but its true. What NATO needs from Turkey whether its in Central Asia, Black Sea region, Ukraine, and other mediums, Turkey delivers.
We're not in the 2000s anymore,where Turkish bases and help was valuable to NATO countries operating in Iraq.
On this specific matter,how much Turkey actually contributes to NATO (rather than hinders NATO),I believe @Akritas
could answer better,he's more familiar with the topic.
lolwut? These things need export approvals from the US, they are old, and not much of an upgrade from T-72s, the largest stockpile of these tanks is sitting in the US, and Ukraine never requested them. You trying your best to come up with BS to fling Foinikas, but you are going to need to try harder. lol
lolwut? You think USA would not approve the donation or sale of all that? They are sending Abrams tanks. Why would they care about M48s and M60s?
Not much of an upgrade,but probably better than old T-72s donated from Czechoslovakian,Polish and Bulgarian stocks which are more or less basic models(I'm not talking about the upgraded Czech and Polish versions).
Turkey is just next to Ukraine and could potentially provide hundreds of M48T1 and M48T2 tanks,as well as M60A3 TTS.
Don't they want to get rid of that and exchange it with something else? They could do that. I'm not talking about the Leopard 1A3 and Leopard 1T Volkan,because they have relatively few of those to spare.
They could even transport them through Bulgaria to Romania to Ukraine or by sea to Romania. That's easier and faster than looking into the American stockpiles,restore them to working condition and transport them all the way from USA to the Balkans.