Turkmenistan, Turkey and Azerbaijan: Potential for a Trilateral Energy Strategy? 9 avril 2015Posted by Acturca in Caucasus / Caucase, Central Asia / Asie Centrale, Energy / Energie, Turkey / Turquie.
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CCEE Policy Brief, No. 14, April 2015
Caspian Center for Energy and Environment (CCEE)
By Zaur Shiriyev *
Following the recent (March 4) visit to Ankara by his counterpart from Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced a trilateral mechanism on energy issues between Turkey, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan. He specifically noted that the three countries share a vision of transferring Turkmenistani natural gas to Europe via Turkey. This announcement reopened discussions on the practical possibilities for the realization of the Trans-Caspian Pipeline (TCP). When the three countries’ foreign ministers met in Ashgabat in January 2015, the Azerbaijani and Turkish sides reportedly invited Turkmenistan to join the Trans-Anatolian gas pipeline (TANAP) project.
* Zaur Shiriyev, senior research fellow at the Caspian Center for Energy and Environment (CCEE) of ADA University, is the author of the policy brief. This is the updated version of article before published at EDM.
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