Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

The Russia-Georgia war, which sent shock waves across Europe, impacted regional geostrategic and energy calculations. Regarding gas policies, it not only increased the political engagement of the EU but also led to a readjustment in the Turkish, Azeri and Turkmen positions. In addition, the global economic crisis a d the fall in oil prices might hamper Russia’s “petroconfidence”, and its assertive policies. Although recent developments seem to have played into the hands of Turkey, it remains to be seen how Turkey’s aspirations to be a key player in global energy will unfold.

 

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CONTRIBUTOR
Barcin Yinanc
Barcin Yinanc
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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