GEOPOLITICS

Would Turkey be in the ‘winners’ club’ or ‘losers’ pit’ by 2023?

www.ikv.org.tr | download pdf  Would Turkey be in the ‘winners’ club’ or ‘losers’ pit’ by 2023? A “Devil’s Advocate” perspective1 Mehmet Öğütçü London | ogutcudunya@yahoo.co.uk If I could look into my crystal ball to predict who the winners and losers of the global system would be by 2023 (the centenary year marking the founding of the Turkish Republic),...
Will Turkey and Russia become ‘strategic allies’ or sustain a ‘marriage of convenience’?

Will Turkey and Russia become ‘strategic allies’ or sustain a ‘marriage of convenience’?

www.hurriyetdailynews.com February 16 2018 | By MEHMET ÖĞÜTÇÜ There is never a dull moment between Russia and Turkey. The last three years have seen a crisis triggered by a shot-down Russian warplane, a flurry of economic sanctions, signing multibillion dollar energy projects, coordinated diplomatic efforts in Syria, Ankara’s purchase of advanced Russian weapons systems, Presidents Recep Tayyip...
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...
Today's Energy Security Risks: Complacency, Uncertainty, and Ideology

Today’s Energy Security Risks: Complacency, Uncertainty, and Ideology

Atlantic Council | DECEMBER 3, 2015 BY DAVID L. GOLDWYN At the 2015 Atlantic Council Energy and Economic Summit in Istanbul, twenty-one Ministers and senior officials from Europe, Asia, North America, and the Middle East met to assess the changing geopolitics of energy security. The assembly was a reminder that energy security — the ability of...
Regional Energy Equations and Turkish Foreign Policy: The Middle East and the CIS

Regional Energy Equations and Turkish Foreign Policy: The Middle East and the CIS

setav.org | Insight Turkey Vol. 12 / No. 3 / 2010 pp. 147-168  TUNCAY BABALI* ABSTRACT Turkey has become an important east-west and north-south gas and oil transit route and an energy hub, thanks to the Turkish straits, and the existing and proposed pipelines that run through its territory. Economic opportunities, however, can present diplomatic liabilities.  In a tough and complicated region, Turkey finds...
Iraq 2016 outlook: Reality bites

Iraq 2016 outlook: Reality bites

The Petroleum Economist | 25th Nov 2016  By: Luay Al-Khatteeb Since 2003, Iraq’s policy-makers had taken the optimistic view –high oil prices were here to stay and the international oil companies contracted to develop the country’s huge southern oilfields would meet their plateau targets, originally around 12 million barrels a day by 2017. It is clear...
Political Feasibility of Israeli Natural Gas Exports to Turkey

Political Feasibility of Israeli Natural Gas Exports to Turkey

Memorandum 144 | The Institute For National Security Studies | Tel Aviv University  November 2014 Oded Eran, Dan Vardi, and Itamar Cohen In its June 23, 2013 meeting, the government of Israel approved the export of some 40 percent of the country’s natural gas reserves and the retention of 540 billion cubic meters (BCM) for local consumption....
Öğütçü: Kürt Meselesinin Çözümünde Enerji Politikaları Büyük Önem Arz Ediyor

Öğütçü: Kürt Meselesinin Çözümünde Enerji Politikaları Büyük Önem Arz Ediyor

Haberimport | Cihan Haber Ajansı | 10.07.2012 Türk enerji uzmanı Mehmet Öğütçü, Türkiye’nin enerji politikalarını ve dünyadaki enerji alanındaki son durumu Cihan Haber Ajansı’na değerlendirdi. Başbakanlığı döneminde Turgut Özal’a danışmanlık yapan Öğütçü, dünyaca ünlü bir çok enerji kurum ve kuruluşunda görev yapmanın yanı sıra, dünyanın önde gelen enerji şirketlerine danışmanlık yapmaya devam ediyor. Arap Baharı...
BEC Başkanı Öğütçü'nün Star Gazetesi Yazarı Ercan Baysal'a verdiği röportajın tam metni...

BEC Başkanı Öğütçü’nün Star Gazetesi Yazarı Ercan Baysal’a verdiği röportajın tam metni…

Aşağıdaki metin,  BEC Başkanı Mehmet Öğütçü’nün, Star Gazetesi yazarı Ercan Baysal’a 14 Eylul 2015 ‘te verdiği röportajın tam metnidir.   Ercan Baysal: Dünya’da yeni bir “Enerji Oyunu” var mı? Son 10 yılda tanık olduğumuz inanılmaz süratteki yeni dinamikler nedeniyle enerjide alışageldiğimiz “oyun”, eski oyuncuların yazdığı “oyunun kuralları” ve ülke, şirketler bazında “oyuncular” değişti, hala değişmeye devam ediyor. Ve bu...
International Energy Forum to Elect New Head

International Energy Forum to Elect New Head

Energy Intelligence | International Oil Daily | Vol.10, No: 105, | Tuesday, May 31, 2011 The 86-nation International Energy Forum (IEF), established 20 years ago in Riyadh to foster producer-consumer dialogue, is set this week to choose a new secretary-general. As the clock winds down to the vote in Vienna on Wednesday, a week before...
FINANCING GAS PROJECTS IN THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN

FINANCING GAS PROJECTS IN THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN

The German Marshall Fund of the United States |  FOREIGN AND SECURITY POLICY PAPER SERIES | July 2015 Anastasios Giamouridis |  Nikos Tsafos Preface In this paper, Tassos Giamouridis and Nikos Tsafos provide a detailed assessment of the  factors that influence investment in gas and  related infrastructure projects worldwide with a focus on the Eastern Mediterranean....
National Renewable Energy Action Plan For Turkey

National Renewable Energy Action Plan For Turkey

The Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources and Yenilenebilir Enerji Genel Müdürlüğü, has carried out the National Renewable Energy Action Plan for the period 2013-2023. The Directive 2009/28/EC of The European Parliament and of The Council of 23 April 2009 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources and...