Turkey’s energy nexus: Discoveries and developments

Turkey's Energy Minister Fatih Donmez makes a speech with the Turkish drilling vessel Yavuz in the background at Dilovasi port in the western city of Kocaeli, Turkey, June 20, 2019. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

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 Center experts and officials from the US State Department and Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, the issue analyzes the key trends shaping changes in the energy sector from Iran and Iraq to the Caspian and Mediterranean as well as the ongoing transition to clean energy.