Turkey’s foreign and security policy ‘needs to support its energy goals’

Turkey’s foreign and security policy ‘needs to support its energy goals’

Hürriyet Daily News |  April 02 2018 Barçın Yinanç  | Turkey needs to adapt its energy policies to speedy geopolitical and technological changes, according to Mehmet Öğütçü, chair of the Bosphorus Energy Club. Speaking to the Hürriyet Daily News, Öğütçü stressed that the country needs to have an integrated strategy with foreign and security policies that support...
Empowering and enhancing the position of women in energy

Empowering and enhancing the position of women in energy

Hürriyet Daily News | March 29 2018 By MEHMET ÖĞÜTÇÜ Women in business and government generally have significantly expanded their presence over the past few decades. But there is still a long way to go for the consolidation of women’s position in the business world and government, realizing their true potential and ensuring gender parity through effective...
Türkiye-Çin ilişkilerinde sıçrama mümkün mü?

Türkiye-Çin ilişkilerinde sıçrama mümkün mü?

Capital Dergisi | Şubat 2018 Mehmet Öğütçü | Enerjik Bakış Köşesi 1989’dan bu yana Türk-Çin ilişkilerinin içinde hem diplomat hem OECD ve İEA yöneticisi hem uluslararası işadamı hem de stratejik danışman olarak yer aldım. En son, Kasım 2017’de Çin Hükümeti’nin daveti üzerine dört hafta süreyle Pekin, Tianjin, Harbin, Xian, Fuzhou, Şanghay, Shenzhen ve Hong Kong’da...
Mehmet Öğütçü was at France24 tv on 19 March 2018 

Mehmet Öğütçü was at France24 tv on 19 March 2018 

France24 tv  |19 March 2018  Mehmet Ogutcu was at France-24 on 19 March 2018, 17:15 pm to discuss with Mark Owen. He remarked his views about the Afrin operation, Turkish diplomatic and military strategy after the battle,  how to enforce a sort of stability and confidence, and what lies ahead.
Private Financing of Renewable Energy - A Guide for policymakers

Private Financing of Renewable Energy – A Guide for policymakers

Written by Sophie Justice Sophie Justice Ph.D., Financial Consultant. Corporate financier with over 10 years international banking experience within the Renewable Energy and Low Carbon Sectors. Laterally a Director at RBC Capital Markets heading up the Renewable Energy Team advising on the sale, acquisition and financing of low carbon companies and renewable energy projects. Contact: justicesophie@gmail.com. Produced by...

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),...
Enhancing cultural awareness crucial for international business success

Enhancing cultural awareness crucial for international business success

www.hurriyetdailynews.com| February 20 2018 Ferhan Alesi and Mehmet Öğütçü In today’s world, the rate of return, supply chain, regulatory requirements, compliance, tax incentives, infrastructure, enabling environment and shareholder value are all crucial factors in business decisions and executing deals between contracted parties. But business leaders must also know that cultural awareness is equally important – not...
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...
Upgraded customs union should serve as bedrock of EU-Turkey ties

Upgraded customs union should serve as bedrock of EU-Turkey ties

www.euractiv.com | February 14 2018 By Mehmet Öğütçü and Stephen Jones | Global Resources Partnership Treating Turkey like a naughty child has proved to be a failed strategy for Brussels. It’s time to look anew at the elements of the relationship that could work, both now and in the long term, write Mehmet Öğütçü and Stephen Jones. Mehmet Öğütçü is the...

Let’s conserve Turkey’s EU Customs Union modernization deal

www.hurriyetdailynews.com | February 12 2018 By Mehmet ÖĞÜTÇÜ Turkey and the European Union are at a critical turning point in their decades-long relationship. The key question now is: Will they give each other one more chance to improve their strategically vital ties, despite deep-seated differences, or continue on the path to divorce after many decades...

How to Mitigate Risks and Grasp Opportunities Globally and in Turkey in 2018?

Hyatt Regency, Istanbul, 26 January 2018 “Yes, markets are soaring, and the economy isn’t bad, but citizens are divided. Governments aren’t doing much governing. Liberal democracy currently has less legitimacy than at any time since World War II. And the global order is unraveling. Something big could happen to shake the world unlike anything in a...
Interview with Mehmet Öğütçü at World Petroleum Congress (in Serbian and English)

Interview with Mehmet Öğütçü at World Petroleum Congress (in Serbian and English)

www.wpcserbia.rs |  Bulten 26, January 2018 INTERVIEW: Mehmet Ogutcu, chairman of Global Resources Partnership and Bosphorus Energy Club Oil markets’ new dynamics and unknowns: What to expect and how to prepare in 2018? “Oil prices rallied in the first week of 2018, supported by increased geopolitical risk and severely cold weather in the eastern US, but the...