Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood
The vision of being a top-10 economy in the world by 2023 implies that Turkey will undertake a remarkable economic transformation in the years to come. Supplying sustainable oil and gas for its booming economy over the coming decades will be one of Turkey’s greatest challenges. As a result of its geopolitical environment, Turkey faces many important challenges and opportunities related to energy. Of these, the Southern Gas Corridor is most likely close to the top of the list. BP and its partners in Azerbaijan are developing a giant natural gas project, Shah Deniz Stage 2, which will open up the Southern Corridor and, for the first time in history, deliver gas from the Caspian Sea to Europe.
 
 
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Bud E. Fackrell
Bud E. Fackrell
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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