Turkey

May 5, 2021

Latest Developments in TurkStream Natural Gas Pipeline

Turkey is an important country that functions as a bridge in the transportation of energy resources between producer and consumer countries. The TurkStream natural gas pipeline project, which targets the European market, strengthens the position of Turkey by transferring the Russian gas via the Black Sea to Turkey and then […]
April 22, 2021

Asia Anew Initiative and Visits of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey to Central Asia

The 11th Ambassadors Conference held in August 2019 represents the starting point of the “Asia Anew Initiative” announced by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, Mevlut Cavusoglu. The idea that the center of gravity of the basic economic and political platform of the world is gradually shifting to the […]
April 11, 2021

Turkey’s Foreign Trade Policy and Dynamics

International trade plays an important role in Turkey’s economy. Export remains a significant source of revenue for the country. Turkey is an important supplier of agricultural, manufacturing and technological products to the global market. Therefore, this commentary aims to analyze the dynamics of Turkey’s foreign trade, show its key trade […]
March 17, 2021

Trade between Turkey and Central Asia

Central Asia is a region of increasing competition between great powers such as Russia, China and the United States. Eurasian integration with active participation of Russia, China-led One Belt – One Road initiative, and the United States’ proposals such as the New Silk Road are in the focus of many […]
March 12, 2021

Turkey’s Place in Mongolia’s “Third Neighbor” Policy

From Turkey’s perspective Mongolia is a very distant and little-known country with a small population. There is neither maritime connection between the two, because Mongolia is a landlocked country, nor direct active land transport route. In the pre-pandemic 2019 the bilateral trade between Turkey and Mongolia barely reached $43 million, […]
March 11, 2021

Severe droughts in Turkey: Causes and Solutions

Recently, news agencies around the globe disseminated news regarding an issue of intense droughts in Turkey, saying that the water levels in water reservoirs in and near the largest city in Turkey, Istanbul, had reached the lowest levels in the past 15 years. As of January 13, 2021, water levels […]
February 28, 2021

Turkey’s Asia Anew Initiative

When we look at the trade balances and trends around the world, we see that the center of the global economy is shifting towards the Asian countries as a result of the steady growth of the economies in the Asian continent. These developments show the necessity of many countries to […]
February 19, 2021

Agriculture of Turkey: Production, Trade and Policy Reforms

Turkey has been one of the fastest growing economies for several decades despite the recent slowdown and economic crisis. Many sectors of Turkey’s economy experienced significant transformations. Agriculture became one of the most important sectors, which provided not only food security, but also a significant amount of revenues from exports. […]
December 22, 2020

An Overview of Turkey’s Policy towards the Balkans

The Balkans, which were first used by the Ottomans as a geographical and political concept, are defined as the steep land consisting of forests and mountains. Despite different views on the borders of the Balkans, according to the generally accepted approach, the peninsula, which consists of an area of 1 […]
October 24, 2020

New Stage in Turkey-Uzbekistan Strategic Partnership

Since the change of the leadership in Uzbekistan in September 2016, relations between Ankara and Tashkent have been growing exponentially. The visit of Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to Turkey in February 2020, his second in two and a half years, has become another evidence of the parties’ genuine interest in […]