Turkey news roundup

The Atlantic Council IN TURKEY weekly news roundup features the latest headlines and important stories on Turkey from international and domestic media to keep you informed of the latest developments.

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Working with experts specialized on a diverse range of fields, the Atlantic Council in Turkey delivers analysis and commentary on issues related to transatlantic relations, energy, business and migration on Turkey from Turkey.


TURKEYSource provides analysis and insight on Turkey and related developments with coverage from Turkish, regional, and international experts. This blog offers timely news and commentary on key issues related to transatlantic relations, energy, business, migration, and key players.

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From energy relations to issues related to Syrian refugees in Turkey, the Atlantic Council in Turkey’s in-depth research serves to enlighten transatlantic policymakers and business leaders on issues about Turkey.

Wed, Dec 19, 2018

Turkey’s energy nexus: Discoveries and developments

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.

Report by Atlantic Council IN TURKEY

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

Toward long-term solidarity with Syrian refugees? Turkey’s policy response and challenges

Open door, camps and temporary protection have been at the core of Turkey’s approach. But an uninterrupted inflow of refugees, as well as a complicated foreign and domestic political environment, has put some limitations on Turkey’s welcome.

Report by Laura Batalla & Juliette Tolay

Europe & Eurasia Migration

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Mon, May 18, 2020

“Our Humanity Brings Us Together”: A Syrian woman entrepreneur in Gaziantep launches an intercommunal campaign to support families economically touched by COVID-19

Lobna Helli formed a ten-person team consisting mostly of women and started a movement called "Our humanity brings us together." They facilitate connections between Syrian and Turkish families who either want to offer financial support or need financial help. With the funds they collect, they buy grocery cards worth one hundred Turkish lira and distribute them to those in need. They have reached more than one hundred families, so far.

TURKEYSource by Pınar Dost

Entrepreneurship Migration

Thu, May 7, 2020

How Turkey benefits from global LNG glut

While Turkey’s gas supply security is enhanced, the domestic market benefits from the increasing competition in the global gas market. With LNG, Turkey can further diversify its gas supply sources and the state-owned gas company, BOTAS, can decrease the weighted average cost of imported gas.

TURKEYSource by Eser Özdil

Oil and Gas Turkey

Tue, May 5, 2020

Turkey weekly news roundup – May 4, 2020

Below is a selection of articles on Turkey we have been following, covering the most important issues over the past week. COVID-19 International Cooperation Regional Conflicts

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Mon, May 4, 2020

Turkey’s renewables sector in light of COVID-19

Globally, the electricity sector attracts more than $750 billion in investments annually. Much of the sector’s investment portfolio comprises renewable energy and grid infrastructure. The demand in the power sector due to COVID-19 and the impact on prices need to be analyzed carefully to ensure continuity in investment in these areas, which constitute the cornerstone of energy transition along with energy efficiency.

TURKEYSource by Değer Saygın

Coronavirus Renewables & Advanced Energy

Thu, Apr 30, 2020

Idlib ceasefire is holding and could open door to long-term Syria solution, US envoy says

The ceasefire negotiated between Russia and Turkey to halt fighting in the Syrian province of Idlib appears to be holding, US Special Representative for Syria Engagement and Special Envoy to the Global Coalition To Defeat ISIS Ambassador James F. Jeffrey said on April 30. “We have heard from many sources, even many Russian [ones], that there is a general feeling that this ceasefire is living up to expectations,” according to Jeffrey.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Conflict Coronavirus

Thu, Apr 23, 2020

COVID-19 is transforming education for all: Fast tracking the shift to distant learning

The spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has presented the world with a series of challenges that can deepen inequalities across societies, but also (or maybe especially) in the world of education, which is now forced to move into the online realm. COVID-19, however, also gives us the opportunity to increase the quality and access to education for the world’s most vulnerable young people. The impact of new, digital innovations on the education of thousands of young refugees is huge and demands our urgent attention.

New Atlanticist by Robert Feller

Coronavirus Syria

Tue, Apr 14, 2020

A more coordinated global coronavirus response is needed, Turkish foreign minister argues

Çavuşoğlu cautioned that it is very possible that the pandemic ushers in a “world that is less open, less prosperous, and less free,” but he hoped that effective global leadership would allow the international community to grow stronger. The need for solidarity might even “force us into more multilateralism,” as governments pursue common solutions to the crisis. While many leaders continue to be singularly focused on the situations within their own borders, “we can only eradicate this threat through collective effort,” Çavuşoğlu said. “We must work together.”

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Coronavirus is exacerbating the precarious situation of Syrian refugees and IDPs

As the countries across the world attempt to grapple with the unfolding pandemic, there is a real risk of overlooking the situation of refugees, who due to their living conditions are among the most vulnerable to a serious outbreak. The pandemic comes at a particularly precarious time as the future of Idlib and the EU-Turkey migration deal are in doubt.

MENASource by Pınar Dost

Coronavirus Human Rights

Thu, Mar 19, 2020

Turkey news roundup – Coronavirus Update – Mar. 19, 2020

Over the past week, following Turkey’s first confirmed case of COVID-19, Turkey has moved quickly to urge precaution and take steps to help prevent the outbreak from spiraling. Coronavirus Turkey continues to take measures to contain spread of Coronavirus within its borders. The country has also taken several steps to address the economic fallout. On […]

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Fri, Mar 13, 2020

Turkey news roundup – Coronavirus Edition – Mar. 13, 2020

With the world now facing the WHO-designated pandemic of COVID-19, we have prepared a special news roundup focusing on the latest developments of the novel coronavirus in Turkey and Turkey’s response. Coronavirus On March 13, Turkey announced its second confirmed case of COVID-19, three days after the first case announced case. According to Turkey’s Health […]

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Fri, May 29, 2020

Virtual conversation with Fuat Oktay, Turkish Vice President: Post COVID-19 world order and Turkey

ONLINE EVENT - Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay discusses Turkey's perspective on the post COVID-19 world order. The webinar takes place at 7:00 p.m. Turkey Time / 12:00 p.m. EDT.