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There is enough natural gas in Caspian region to justify construction of the major pipelines and other elements of infrastructure to connect gas fields in Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan to Europe. The region can supply aggregate of up to 60 billion cubic meters of natural gas every year, allowing countries of Central and Eastern Europe to reduce their dependency on Russian gas and increase competition and diversity in European markets in general. However, recent political and strategic developments in and around the region, as well as global political and economic realities will not allow implementation of the large scale infrastructure projects any time soon. This article argues that the Southern Gas Corridor will be developing at a slower pace, through small scale interconnector projects such as those connecting Turkey with Greece and Greece with other neighbors.

 
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Mamuka Tsereteli
Mamuka Tsereteli
From the Desk of the Editor Since the founding of the Turkish Republic, competing conceptions of Turkish identity have existed. Among many examples, the role of Islam has been contested, Kurdish and Turkish nationalisms have clashed, and various identity-based movements have ebbed and flowed, shaping political cleavages. National identity contestation has also spilled over into Turkey’s relationship with its Western...
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