Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

This article defines Turkey’s energy vision with regard to its foreign policy. It elaborates how the shift in Turkish foreign policy can be related to energy issues. The paper points to contradictions which would emerge from a mere political perspective that undermines the role played by energy. Turkey wants to take advantage of its geographic location, and is launching an energy agenda that requires new pipelines, regional relations and massive investments. As the article shows, the interaction between state strategy, regional cooperation and private sector involvement in the energy sector strongly affects the shift in Turkish foreign policy.

 
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Mert Bilgin
Mert Bilgin
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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