Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

Turkey's long-term energy strategy is shaped by a broad vision, taking into account the need to maintain balance between its geography, foreign policy and energy demands. Due also to the liberalization of its energy market, in the near future Turkey will constitute a fourth artery of Europe's energy supply after Russia, Algeria, and Norway. This goal overlaps with EU's security policy, opens new horizons in Turkey-EU relations and contributes to regional peace and stability. The East West Energy Corridor project is on track, Turkey is buying natural gas from Russia and Iran, and projects from Iraq and Egypt are under consideation. In light of the EU's strategy of diversification of energy sources and origins of supply, the EU is expecting Turkey to play a key role in the transit of gas to Europe...Please click here to read the text in full.

 

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Hakkı Akil
Hakkı Akil
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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