Turkey Program

  • Turkey’s Energy Nexus

    On May 23, 2019, the Atlantic Council IN TURKEY, in cooperation with Turkish Policy Quarterly (TPQ) held an event, hosted by the Turkish Industry & Business Association (TÜSİAD), onTurkey’s Energy Nexus which focused on Turkey’s energy sector and energy relations. The event presented the Atlantic Council IN TURKEY’s jointspecial issue with TPQ on Turkey’s energy sector dynamics entitled “Turkey’s Energy Nexus: Discoveries & Development”, which waslaunched at the Atlantic Council’s headquarters in


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  • EU-Turkey relations and the migration conundrum: where does the EU-Turkey Statement stand after three years?

    The Syrian civil war, which began nine years ago, has been a continuous tragedy for Syrians. Half a million lost their lives, and around 12 million have been forcibly displaced. Of those displaced, more than six million fled internally, while over 5.6 million went to neighboring countries, which make Syrians the largest refugee population in the world. Neighbouring Turkey has welcomed more than four million refugees from Syria and elsewhere, thus becoming the country hosting the largest refugee population in the world. Turkey has invested significantly to respond to the needs of 3.6 million Syrian refugees living in Turkey, providing them with humanitarian and social assistance, education, health and other services.

  • The LNG Moment: How US Production Could Change More than Just Markets

    Adapted from comments given by The Honorable Paula Stern, Ph.D. at the Atlantic Council IN TURKEY Program's “New Regional Gas Market Dynamics under LNG Expansion & the Shale Gas Revolution” conference on February 26, 2019, with contributions from Ben Perkins.

    Last March the Economist ran the headline, “Global powers need to take the geopolitics out of energy.” It may be true that World Trade Organization (WTO) rules, and those of its Generalized System of Tariffs and Trade (GATT) predecessor, have never applied to trade in energy, but energy has always played a starring geopolitical role and probably always will.

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  • Turkey-US Relations in a Shifting Global Order

    On Monday, April 8, 2019, the Atlantic Council IN TURKEY hosted a private roundtable discussion in Washington, DC titled, “Turkey-US Relations in a Shifting Global Order,” with Professor Gülnar Aybet, senior advisor to the President of the Republic of Turkey, member of the Presidential Security and Foreign Policy Center, and professor at the Turkish National Defense University. The roundtable discussion was moderated by Damon Wilson, executive vice president of the Atlantic Council.

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  • New Regional Gas Market Dynamics under LNG Expansion and Shale Gas Revolution

    Recent global and regional developments driving changes in regional natural gas markets as well as future trends have been discussed at the Atlantic Council IN TURKEY Program’s conference held in Istanbul on “New Regional Gas Market Dynamics under LNG Expansion and Shale Gas Revolution”.

    The conference gathered high-level representatives of the public and private sectors as well as several international experts. Atlantic Council Turkey Representative Defne Sadıklar Arslan’s remarks were followed with a special keynote address by Alparslan Bayraktar, Turkish Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural Resources. The event was heavily covered in Turkish media in Turkish and English.

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  • Kempe: “History Doesn't Repeat Itself, But It Often Rhymes”

    Frederick Kempe’s Berlin 1961 has now been published in Turkish, making it the 15th language the book is available. Berlin 1961 discusses the period from the year that the Berlin Wall was first built.

    In his book Berlin 1961, published in 2011 and having reached a significant reader audience, the president and chief executive officer of the Atlantic Council Frederick Kempe provides in-depth analysis on the most decisive event in shaping the Cold War, based on a wealth of documents and interviews, filled with fresh insights.

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  • Atlantic Council IN TURKEY quoted in PetroTurk on conference on renewable energy

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  • Turkey's Energy Nexus-Discoveries and Developments

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    As the fastest growing energy market in the OECD over the past decade and a country dependent on imports for almost all of its hydrocarbon demand, Turkey’s energy sector carries regional implications. Securing a reliable and affordable source of energy, through diversification and increased domestic production, has formed the cornerstone of Turkey’s energy policy. In a special issue, jointly published with Turkish Policy Quarterly, the Atlantic Council IN TURKEY explores the changing energy dynamics in Turkey and the region. Including contributions from six Atlantic Council Global Energy...

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  • Arslan quoted in Anadolu Agency on International Migrant Day

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  • Turkey’s Renewable Investment Outlook: Renewable Energy and New Technologies

    On December 19th, the Atlantic Council IN TURKEY and the World Energy Council Turkey convened a high-level event on the outlook for renewable energy investment in Turkey. The half-day event, which featured a diverse set of international experts and energy sector leaders, was focused on taking stock of Turkey’s experience to-date in deploying renewable energy, the efficacy and future evolution of policy frameworks, as well as new technologies and energy sector paradigms that are emerging around the world and how Turkey can best harness them to accelerate its energy transition.

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