This issue covers up mending relations with Israel and Russia. The buzz about the Eastern Mediterranean gas resources and a possible Egypt-Israel-Cyprus/Turkey gas pipeline is put under investigation. Suggestions for where and how to stand in the Mediterranean were analysed along with the technicalities. The pipeline from Northern Iraq to Iran is also highlighted in detail. Some questions regarding the possibility accountability of such project are answered by examples. Turkey’s position and advantages for any pipeline projects to Europe around Turkish borders seem to be all in favour of Turkey. Correct timing, possessive actions and efficient planning will place Turkey in the spotlight, which is why impressive strategies should be engraved in political moves and actions.
Status of Caspian Sea requires a great attention as it should be one of Turkey’s goals to get the upper hand in energy game. Finding credible ways for moderating all the parties to set the economic sea borders in Caspian Sea will definitely serve plausible results for the future.
The myth about oil shales is cracked down and analysed for how valuable an energy source it can be for Turkey. Understanding the environmental effects of shale gas business seems to play a key role before going too deep in oil shale reservoirs.
Advice regarding renewable energy sources and getting prepared legally in the future for a balanced move forward approach are practical information that Turkey has to consider as Turkey’s renewable energy potential is quite notable. Nuclear energy has been a turning point for Turkey’s energy future but it is still questionable if the pros weighs heavier than the cons. “Coal” is a matter subject that needs to be handled correctly. Some experts claim that “black gold” is Turkey’s future energy source just because Turkey has some coal reserves. Yes, Turkey has coal reserves but what matters is the coal’s calorific value!
At last, the coup attempt is examined through the energy window. Some questions are raised and tried to be answered as if there is any relationship between countries and their energy initiatives in the region. Even though there is no clear evidence between energy and the coup attempt, all the countries involved in the region seem to stand on their energy foot.