The demand for natural gas has been rising much faster than the need for other primary energy sources. Turkey, in this context, should be considered as one of the essential transit hubs to reach the new available sources in Azerbaijan and the Central Asia region, as well as in the Middle East.

Aruuke Uran Kyzy8 January 2020

The Turkey-Russia-EU energy trade is a relationship of undeniable interdependence and geopolitical strategic attachment. This is especially so given the increasing attention to the role and importance of energy transit states. The demand for natural gas has been rising much faster than the need for other primary energy sources. Turkey, in this context, should be considered as one of the essential transit hubs to reach the new available sources in Azerbaijan and the Central Asia region, as well as in the Middle East. However, Russia’s influence has proven difficult to reconcile for Western European countries due to the state autonomy in the area. Nevertheless, Turkey has managed to enhance the bilateral relationship with Russia, boosting its relevance and position in a strategic energy relationship within this axis.

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