COULD TURKISH ELECTIONS BE POSTPONED?
Introduction Türkiye (Turkey) as a nation has been suffering since 6 February 2023, when two devastating earthquakes hit the country’s southeastern cities. Centered in Kahramanmaraş, the disasters demolished 10 Turkish cities including Kahramanmaraş, HatayRead More »
WHAT IS THE “EUROPEAN POLITICAL COMMUNITY” AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR TURKEY?
Introduction The way forward is clear: strengthen Turkey’s position within Europe, re-invigorate accession negotiations with the EU and steer Turkey away from ideas such as membership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. The European PoliticalRead More »
ILHAM ALIYEV: “WE ARE CREATING NEW ENERGY MAP OF EUROPE”
The European Union is heavily dependent on the import of natural gas. Gas consumption constitutes approximately 21 % of the EU’s energy mix, making it the second choice after oil. The magnitude of gasRead More »
EUROPE’S ENERGY SECURITY AND THE ROLE OF AZERBAIJAN
If there is one concept that has made its mark on the last 400 years of world economic policy, it is the concept of security. Since the Peace of Westphalia in 1648, this conceptRead More »
TAP: NEW CONSTRAINTS ENGENDERED BY OLD SCENARIOS
For Europe, energy security is a pressing issue. According to the experts, in the short-run the Old Continent’s appetite for energy resources is likely to grow. At present, Europe’s reliance on primarily Russian gasRead More »
RESURRECTION OF NABUCCO PIPELINE: REAL OR MYTH?
The energy history of East-West energy corridor has not started with Nabucco, but Nabucco was considered a crown-jewel of the Southern Gas Corridor. Nabucco Consortium was established with Ankara Agreement in 2009 by Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria,Read More »
GAS POLICY OF GREECE UNDER NEW GOVERNMENT: RUSSIA, TURKISH STREAM AND DIVERSIFICATION
Russia and Turkish Stream After the collapse of the USSR, Russia’s new political elite of early 1990s emerged with its liberal orientation, Euro-Atlantic integration aspirations and opposition to supporting anti-western governments. Whereas, Russia afterRead More »