“Building bridges and forging partnerships in regional energy”

The Bosphorus Energy Club is an exclusive membership-only gathering of the key shakers and movers in the energy and geopolitical world of Eurasia, the MENA, the Gulf, and Southeast Europe. It serves as a Track-II energy diplomacy channel as well as a discreet but powerful summit of the top decision-makers for regional issues.and projects.

The Next Club Meeting Focuses on “Navigating through new transformation in energy"

The Next Club Meeting Focuses on “Navigating through new transformation in energy”

in the context of  – Draft as of 5 August 2016 –  Preliminary Agenda 09:00-18:00, 11 October 2016, Istanbul, Turkey Venue: “Navigating through new transformation in energy: What should business and government leaders do?” Moderator: Mehmet Öğütçü, Chairman, The Bosphorus Energy Club Welcoming remarks by Murat Mercan, Chairman, WEC Turkey National Committee What Have We...
The 4th convention of the BEC was held on December 10'th at Sait Halim Pasha Palace in Istanbul.

The 4th convention of the BEC was held on December 10’th at Sait Halim Pasha Palace in Istanbul.

The first "Young Leaders of Energy" conference was held on December 9 in Istanbul

The first “Young Leaders of Energy” conference was held on December 9 in Istanbul

Patrick Target shares his insights about energy sector with YLE fellows

Patrick Target shares his insights about energy sector with YLE fellows

Young Leaders in Energy Fellows Erdem Girgin, Duygu Okesli, Duygu Sever and Sila Bozok asked Mr Patrick Target for his opinion on oil prices,  perspectives of energy industry in Turkey and for a future career advice.         YLE: What do you think about the recent development in oil prices, and what are your expectations?...
Analist: Turcia are nevoie de Rusia şi Iran

Analist: Turcia are nevoie de Rusia şi Iran

www.digi24.ro | 21.07.2016 This interview with me on the Romanian TV Scopul apropierii între Ankara, Moscova şi Teheran: „fără Rusia şi Iran, Turcia nu poate să aibă nicio influenţă în Siria”. Asta spune unul dintre cei mai documentaţi analişti ai politicii turce, Mehmed Ogutcu, un om cu 30 de ani de experienţă în diplomaţie, care a...
Washington’un darbeye ilk saatlerde tepki göstermemesi dikkatle not edilmeli!

Washington’un darbeye ilk saatlerde tepki göstermemesi dikkatle not edilmeli!

patronlardunyasi.com | 20 Temmuz 2016 Çarşamba  |  Röportaj: Rahmi Aydemir   Washington’un darbeye ilk saatlerden itibaren tepki göstermeyip başarısız olacağının anlaşıldığı ana kadar beklemesi de dikkatle not edilmeli! Ülkemizde yaşanan darbe teşebbüsü öncesinde ve sonrasında yaşanılanları, bizi neyin beklediğini Mehmet Öğütçü ile konuştuk… 15 Temmuzda yaşanılanlar ‘80 darbesini yaşayanlar için anlam verilemezdi. Siz o gece gerçek...
Losing a friend in the EU but gaining a better partner in Europe

Losing a friend in the EU but gaining a better partner in Europe

Hürriyet Daily News | 11 July 2016 MEHMET ÖĞÜTÇÜ Irrespective of what U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron said during the Brexit campaign about Turkey perhaps not joining the EU for the next several decades, and the street posters frightening the public about the 78 million Turks flocking to the U.K. if the Remain vote was...
‘Ankara, AB ile tam üyeliği bir süre ağzına almamalı’

‘Ankara, AB ile tam üyeliği bir süre ağzına almamalı’

www.haberturk.com | 28 Haziran 2016 Salı Röportaj: Serpil Yılmaz  Merkezi İngiltere’de bulunan Global Resources Partnership Group Başkanı, eski diplomat ve OECD üst düzey yöneticilerinden Mehmet Öğütçü ile Brexit’in hem İngiltere, hem de Türkiye yansımalarını konuştuk. Enerji politiği uzmanı da olan Öğütçü, İngiltere’siz Avrupa Birliği’nde (AB) Almanya’nın gücünün artma potansiyeline işaret ederken, “Türkiye, AB içinde en...
Friday 24 June, London; "Turkey as an emerging energy hub: Perspectives on energy security and new supply"

Friday 24 June, London; “Turkey as an emerging energy hub: Perspectives on energy security and new supply”

RSVP Date Friday 24 June Time 8:00am – Registration 8:30am – Presentation 10:00am – CloseLocation Orrick 107 Cheapside London EC2V 6DN   The development of new gas resources in the eastern Mediterranean, the Caspian and the Kurdish region of Iraq is creating a new energy corridor to Turkey and Europe. Join the Orrick Oil &...
EU-Turkey deal: Decisive or divisive?

EU-Turkey deal: Decisive or divisive?

www.euractiv.com | 16.03.2016 By Mehmet Öğütçü, Stephen Jones If European Union leaders were expecting Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu to meekly accede to their expectations and demands at the migration summit last week, they were clearly mistaken, write Mehmet Öğütçü and Stephen Jones. Mehmet Öğütçü is chairman of the Global Resources Partnership and Stephen Jones is...
Time to demonstrate a genuine partnership of equals in Ankara and Brussels

Time to demonstrate a genuine partnership of equals in Ankara and Brussels

Hürriyet Daily News | March 14 2016   CONTRIBUTOR: MEHMET ÖĞÜTÇÜ, STEPHEN JONES Time to demonstrate a genuine partnership of equals in Ankara and Brussels There is a deep unease among Turks that the European Union will wash its hands and conscience of the worsening Syrian refugee situation by extending a colossal handout – now 6...
Making diplomacy work for business and vice versa

Making diplomacy work for business and vice versa

Hürriyet Daily News | February/16/2016 MEHMET ÖĞÜTÇÜ & EMRE DOĞRU Undoubtedly we are going through turbulent times not so good for business deals and quality investment unless it is a high risk, high return transaction. Geopolitical and economic troubles today are creating a risk-ridden environment for governments and businesses across the world. Turkey is no exception....
Petrolde iflas konuşulurken, İran'dan destek geldi

Petrolde iflas konuşulurken, İran’dan destek geldi

Hürriyet Gazetesi | 17 Şubat 2016 – 13:38:00 Petrol fiyatlarındaki düşüşle ilgili olarak yaptırımlar sonrasında piyasaya girecek olması nedeniyle hedeflerden biri olarak gösterilen İran’dan, petrol üretiminin dondurulması yönünde gelen karara destek geldi. Yüksel Göçmez | İran Petrol Bakanı Bijan Namdar Zanganeh, “Petrol piyasası ve fiyatlara istikrar kazandıracak her çabayı destekliyoruz” dedi. İranlı Bakan, “OPEC ve OPEC...
Turkey to extract opportunities out of many crises

Turkey to extract opportunities out of many crises

Hürriyet Daily News | January/18/2016 MEHMET ÖĞÜTÇÜ – STEPHEN JONES There is a Chinese word for “crisis,” which is the same as that for “opportunity.” So many crises are unfolding in Turkey’s backyard, posing serious security and economic challenges. Yet, perhaps no country more than Turkey could potentially benefit or enhance its position if it manages them...