Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

 

Much attention has focused on Turkey emerging as a major energy transport hub as the energy security needs of EU member states have become a pressing issue. However, it will be difficult for Eurasian crude oil and natural gas to reach European markets via Turkey given Russia’s grip on energy transportation routes, and bearing in mind Moscow’s interest in preserving its political and economic influence in Central Asia. In the foreseeable future, with regard to the post-Soviet states of the Caspian region, only Azerbaijani and Kazakh crude and Azerbaijani natural gas is likely to be transported to European consumers via Turkey...Please click here to read the text in full.
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Gareth Winrow
Gareth Winrow
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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