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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