Turkey: Striving to Realize Energy Dream

Turkish President Abdullah Gül addresses the 4th International Energy Forum in Istanbul in early May 2013, when he emphasized his country’s future as “an important hub in transferring and marketing” natural gas and oil from east to west. With the unrest in Ukraine, Turkey is looking to add energy resources from the Kurdish controlled region of northern Iraq into its mix of supplying Central and Western Europe. (Photo: Turkish Presidential Press Service)

With Ukraine and the Middle East currently engulfed in turmoil, Turkey is trying to play a new energy-export card and, in the process, strengthen its position as a regional energy hub.

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Dorian Jones is a freelance reporter based in Istanbul.

Turkey: Striving to Realize Energy Dream

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