Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

 

Turkey’s impressive economic growth has been fueled by soaring energy consumption which is likely to continue over the years to come. However as Turkey risks to increase its current account deficit by five billion dollars with each ten dollars added to the current price of oil, its import-reliant energy bill is becoming unsustainable. Assessing domestic challenges against emerging regional and international opportunities, this article will argue that Turkey can secure more profitable terms for its fossil fuel imports, providing it reconsiders its foreign policy options. In this context, a politics of engagement with northern and southern Iraq may help Ankara gain greater strategic lever in its relationship with traditional oil and gas suppliers, such as Russia, Iran, and Azerbaijan.
 
 
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Aura Sabadus
Aura Sabadus
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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