Turkey’s Energy Sector Dynamics

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Please join the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center for the launch of a special issue of Turkish Policy Quarterly focused on Turkey’s energy sector dynamics.

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 and its potential as an energy hub continue 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.

A group of energy experts will lead this wide-ranging discussion about the strategic and economic significance of Turkey’s energy sector dynamics.

Speakers include:
**Mr. 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
**Prof. Brenda Shaffer, Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center, Atlantic Council


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