Turkey’s Energy Sector Dynamics

Speakers include:

Defne Arslan

Turkey Representative and Director

Atlantic Council

Süreya Martha Köprülü


Turkish Policy Quarterly

David Livingston

Deputy Director, Climate and Advanced Energy, Global Energy Center

Atlantic Council

Amb. Richard Morningstar

Founding Chairman, Global Energy Center

Atlantic Council

Ms. Sandra Oudkirk

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Energy Resources

US Department of State

Mithat Rende

Former Permanent Representative to the OECD

Republic of Turkey

Prof. Brenda Shaffer

Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center

Atlantic Council

On Thursday, December 6, the Atlantic Council IN TURKEY is launching a special issue of Turkish Policy Quarterly focused on Turkey’s energy sector dynamics entitled” Turkey’s Energy Nexus: Discoveries & Developments”.

In the past two decades, Turkey’s energy market has witnessed tremendous growth, boasting the highest demand increases in electricity and natural gas among OECD countries. Turkey’s rise as a consumer has been coupled with an increasingly important role in regional energy markets due to its strategic location between major producers in the Middle East and Caspian and consumers in Europe. While Turkey moves forward with plans to increase domestic energy production, including, coal and renewables, Turkey’s role as an energy bridge continues to grow. 

The Trans-Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP), inaugurated earlier this year, promises to soon deliver Caspian gas to Europe as part of the Southern Gas Corridor, offering much needed supply diversification for Southeastern Europe. Likewise, Turkey’s complex energy relations with Iran and Iraq carry global ramifications, particularly after the recent re-imposition of US sanctions on Iran. Meanwhile, Turkey is exploring opportunities for natural gas diversification including through potential production in the Eastern Mediterranean and expanding LNG import infrastructure together with gas storage and exploration of unconventional gas.

Our special issue is now online. Click here to read our contributors’ articles: http://turkishpolicy.com/issue/68/turkeys-energy-nexus-discoveries-and-developments.

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