Space Arms Control Agreements

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Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, Including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies (Outer Space Treaty)

The multilateral agreement banned the placement of nuclear weapons or weapons of mass destruction in orbit around the earth, on the moon, celestial bodies, outer space, or the use of the moon or any celestial body for military purposes, including weapons testing of any kind.

Opened for signature on 27 January 1967
Entered into force on 10 October 1967
Turkey signed the agreement on 27 January 1967
The Parliament ratified the agreement on 27 March 1968

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Agreement Governing the Activities of States on the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies (Moon Agreement)

The Agreement supplanted the Outer Space Treaty and confirmed the demilitarization of the Moon and other celestial bodies provided for in the Outer Space Treaty. The Agreement also prohibits the use of force, or the threat of the use of force, or any other threat or hostile action on the moon. The moon is reserved exclusively for peaceful uses. The State Parties agreed not to place in orbit or other trajectory to or around the moon objects carrying nuclear weapons or any other kinds of weapons of mass destruction or place or use such weapons on or in the Moon.

Opened for signature on 18 December 1979
The Agreement entered into force on 11 July 1984
Turkey is a non-party to the Agreement

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