Turkey Program

  • 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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  • State Department Deputy Assistant Secretary Sandra Oudkirk’s remarks at Atlantic Council IN TURKEY event on Turkey’s Energy Sector Dynamics covered in Hurriyet


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  • Turkey’s Energy Sector Dynamics

    On December 6, 2018 the Atlantic Council IN TURKEY, held an event, co-hosted with the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center, in Washington, D.C. to launch a special issue jointly published with Turkish Policy Quarterly(TPQ), on Turkey’s energy sector dynamics entitled “Turkey’s Energy Nexus: Discoveries & Development”.

    Atlantic Council Turkey Representative Defne Arslan kicked off the event noting the importance of energy and energy security to Turkey, a country which has few domestic fossil fuel resources of its own and has seen dramatic energy demand growth in recent years. TPQ Editor-in-Chief Süreya Köprülü also contributed opening remarks, welcoming the panel and noting TPQ’s focus on energy issues since its inception.


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  • Turkish Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural Resources’ article in Atlantic Council IN TURKEY-Turkish Policy Quarterly joint special issue published on Hurriyet Daily News


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  • Iran Sanctions, OPEC and Trump: Where Are Oil Markets Moving?

    On Tuesday, November 27, in Istanbul, the Atlantic Council IN TURKEY hosted Atlantic Council Global Energy Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Ellen R. Wald for a talk entitled “Iran Sanctions, OPEC and Trump: Where Are Oil Markets Moving?” to a roundtable that featured a discussion about the likely impact of the new U.S. sanctions on Iran and the future of economic engagement with Iran.

    Dr. Wald summarized the two sets of sanctions. One set went into effect in August 2018 and the second went into effect in November 2018. Of particular note are sanctions on investment in Iranian oil and gas fields, shipping, insurance, tankers, sales of over $1 million worth of gasoline to Iran and any equipment which would help Iran make or export gasoline.

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