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 takes up a myriad of issues that the Middle East is grappling with today: from protracted conflicts and the increasing complexity of proxy wars, to changing regional blocs and emerging powers. The Arab uprisings of 2011 remain an important fulcrum for the changing political landscape of the Middle East, and as many of our authors contend, the underlying problems and basic drivers...
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