Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

Due to the market condition of energy resources, we are experiencing heightened competition globally. The reserves of the Caspian region and Russia render the Black Sea an important pasageway. However shipment of oil through the straits with tankers has proven dangerous and projects to bypass them are ongoing. On the other hand additional potential projects are still evolving. At this particular juncture in time, Russia is a critical player in the picture and competition between Russia and the U.S. regarding how future transportation routes will take shape continues.

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Aydın Özü
Aydın Özü
From the Desk of the Editor This issue of TPQ comes at a time when relations between Turkey and the EU are at a historical low point. The sources of tension are manifold, and have been compounded by a constellation of transformations in Turkey, Europe, and the international system. The global upswing in far-right populist movements, isolationism, the conflict in Syria and its humanitarian crisis, and the threat of ISIS have...
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