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Turkey as a Transit Country and Energy Hub: The Link to Its Foreign Policy Aims 30 décembre 2011

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FSOE Working Papers, No. 118, December 2011
Research Centre for East European Studies (FSOE)

Ksenia Krauer-Pacheco *

This paper examines the relationship between Turkey’s energy strategy and the country’s wider geopolitical goals. Adopting a geopolitical analytical framework, it analyzes Turkey’s position in the region and its foreign policy aims. It describes energy geopolitics with the purpose of understanding the role that hydrocarbons and transit routes play in the foreign relations of a state. The author concludes that Turkey is using its favorable geopolitical position as a transit country for energy resources as a tool to attain its foreign policy objectives.

* Ksenia Krauer-Pacheco completed her MA in International Relations: Global Governance and Social Theory at the University of Bremen and Jacobs University Bremen in summer 2011. She has worked as a research assistant at the Research Centre for East European Studies at the University of Bremen and is currently an intern at the European Academy in Berlin. This working paper is based on her MA Thesis.

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