Insight Turkey
Insight Turkey
Challenging ideas
On Turkish politics and International affairs

Author

Remziye Yilmaz Bozkus

Ghent Institute for International Studies (GIIS), Belgium
Remziye Yilmaz Bozkus
Turkey’s Relations and Energy Cooperation with the BSEC
September 12, 2019
Turkey is conducting an increasingly active energy diplomacy and in order to understand the role and strategies of Ankara in energy geopolitics, it is important to apprehend Turkey’s behaviors at international level. In this respect, Turkey’s energy ties with international (energy) organizations have key importance. Hence, this paper seeks to analyze the energy relationship between Ankara and the BSEC. Turkey attends activities of the organization in order to increase its visibility at international level, become a leader in the Black Sea region, and boost its political and economic ties with member states. However, due to the limited effectiveness of the organization in general and in the field of energy in particular, its contribution to the Turkish energy sector has remained modest.

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