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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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Foreword After the violent dissolution of the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s, there had been a shared sense of hope for a more peaceful future for the European continent. Unfortunately, this comfortability disappeared after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his troops to march against the Ukrainian forces throughout the border on 24 February 2022. This marked a turning point not only for the region...
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