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Ankara Playing Down Turkish Stream Hopes 12 mars 2015

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The Moscow Times (Russia) March 12, 2015, p. 5

Reuters (Ankara)

Turkish concern about too much dependence on Russian energy and an upcoming election mean Russia’s plans for a new gas pipeline to southeastern Europe are unlikely to advance as quickly as Moscow might like, Turkish energy officials said Wednesday. (suite…)

Gas Discoveries in the Eastern Mediterranean: Implications for Regional Maritime Security 11 mars 2015

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Policy Brief (German Marshall Fund of the United States) March 2015
Foreign and Security Policy Program ~ Eastern Mediterranean Energy Project

by Sarah Vogler and Eric V. Thompson *

Offshore gas discoveries in the eastern Mediterranean could have a profound impact on the region’s energy, economic, and geopolitical future. (suite…)

Turkey Is Central to the Russia-Europe Energy Standoff 10 mars 2015

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Stratfor (USA) March 10, 2015

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The crisis in Ukraine, and in particular Russia’s cancellation of the South Stream natural gas pipeline project, has had substantial ripple effects on the energy dynamics on the European continent. (suite…)

Turkish pipeline a sign of Gazprom getting real with EU partners 19 février 2015

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Financial Times (USA Ed) February 19, 2015, p. 14

By Neil Buckley in Europe

Vladimir Putin’s announcement in December that Gazprom was scrapping the $50bn South Stream pipeline project, to bring Russian gas under the Black Sea via Bulgaria to the heart of the EU, stunned and puzzled western observers. (suite…)

Turkey as a member of the energy community 18 février 2015

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Daily Sabah (Turkey) February 17, 2015

by Janez Kopac * and Mehmet Ekinci **

EU-Turkey relations go back almost to the origins of European integration in the 1950s. Turkey first applied to join the European Economic Community as an associated member in 1959. (suite…)

France plans to bring more companies to Azerbaijan 18 février 2015

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Azer News (Azerbaijan) February 18, 2015, p. 5

By Nigar Orujov

France plans to provide French companies operating in Turkey with facilities to enter Azerbaijani market, said Pascal Monnier, French Ambassador to Baku. (suite…)

Russia and Turkey – What does their partnership mean for the EU? 13 février 2015

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Policy Brief (European Policy Centre) 13 February 2015

Dimitar Bechev *

Russia and Turkey have, over the past two decades, developed a very constructive relationship across a wide variety of policy areas. Imperial rivals during much of the Cold War, both countries have since then found common interests in matters of energy, trade and even defence. (suite…)

Oil watchdog unanimously votes in new chief 13 février 2015

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Financial Times (USA Ed) February 13, 2015, p. 20

By Anjli Raval

The chief economist of the International Energy Agency is close to being confirmed as the head of the wealthy nations’ energy watchdog. (suite…)

Turkey keen to take advantage of renewed hunger for energy 9 février 2015

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The Irish Times (Ireland) Monday, February 9, 2015, p. 3

Stephen Starr

Turkey has emerged as the key country from where to transit eastern gas to western Europe as Ukraine remains unstable. (suite…)

Analysis: Russia-Turkey-Gas 9 février 2015

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Itar-Tass (Russia) Monday, February 9, 2015

Lyudmila Alexandrova, Moscow

Russian experts believe that the just-unveiled plan for laying a Turkish Stream gas pipeline is both timely and feasible. After 2019 there will be no other sound alternative for transiting Russian gas to Europe. (suite…)

EU Official Raps Russia Gas Plan 23 janvier 2015

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The Wall Street Journal Europe (USA) Friday-Sunday, January 23-25, 2015, p. 8

By Stephen Fidler in Davos, Switzerland, and Gabriele Steinhauser in Brussels

Maros Sefcovic Says a Pipeline From Russia Through Turkey Wouldn’t Have Enough Demand. (suite…)

South Stream Alternative Seen as Paper Tiger 22 janvier 2015

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The Moscow Times (Russia)  Thursday, January 22, 2015, p. 1

By Alexander Panin

Although officials in Moscow have trumpeted the cancellation of the South Stream natural gas pipeline as a major blow to Europe, energy analysts say that Russia’s alternatives are tenuous at best. (suite…)

Russia Presses Ahead With Plan for Gas Pipeline to Turkey 22 janvier 2015

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The New York Times (USA) Thursday, January 22, 2015, p. B1

Stanley Reed reported from London and Sebnem Arsu from Istanbul.

London – President Vladimir V. Putin surprised the world in December when he aborted long-laid plans for a natural gas pipeline under the Black Sea to Europe, saying Russia would run pipes to Turkey instead. (suite…)

Is Turkey’s Energy Leadership Over Before It Began? 22 janvier 2015

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IPC-Mercator Policy Brief, January 2015

Jörn Richert *

A strategy is a tool for successful policy-making. It systematically connects means to political ends. A strategic vision integrates individual ends under an overarching ambition. (suite…)

Does the cancellation of South Stream signal a fundamental reorientation of Russian gas export policy? 22 janvier 2015

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Oxford Energy Comment (Oxford Institute for Energy Studies) January 2015

By Jonathan Stern, Simon Pirani, Katja Yafimava *

The cancellation of the South Stream gas pipeline across the Black Sea may signal a fundamental reorientation of Russian gas export policy. (suite…)

The New Russo-Turkish Pipeline: A New Chance for Nabucco West? 23 décembre 2014

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CCEE Policy Brief Series, No. 11, December 2014
Caspian Center for Energy and Environment (CCEE) of ADA University

Ugur Ertas *

Over the past decade, economic and political developments in Eurasia have affected energy dynamics in both expected and unexpected ways. (suite…)

Le pion gazier suisse avance 17 décembre 2014

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Tribune de Genève (Suisse) mercredi 17 décembre 2014, p. 9

Thomas Thöni, Zurich

Le gazoduc soutenu par la Suisse reste le dernier en lice à joindre l’Europe par le sud. En visite à Ankara début décembre pour approfondir des liens toujours plus étroits avec la Turquie, le président russe Vladimir Poutine a indiqué qu’il ne pouvait pas, « en l’état » , poursuivre la construction de South Stream. (suite…)

Russo-Turkish ties grow closer as Erdogan and Putin look to national legacies 17 décembre 2014

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Global Times (China) December 17, 2014, p. 16

By George N. Tzogopoulos *

Relations between Russia and Turkey have seen a steady improvement in the last years. The recent visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Ankara and his meeting with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan highlighted the possibility for closer bilateral collaboration in the future. (suite…)

Russian-Turkish Relations and the Realities in the Black Sea Region 15 décembre 2014

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Expert Opinion (GFSIS) No. 28, 2014, 13 p.
Georgian Foundation For Strategic and International Studies (GFSIS)

Eugene Kogan *

According to some Turkish analysts and commentators, Russian-Turkish relations are becoming a strategic partnership. (suite…)

Issues in Russia-Turkey Relations After Crimea 15 décembre 2014

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Eurasia Daily Monitor (The Jamestown Foundation) Vol.11 Issue: 223, Dec 15, 2014

By Maksym Bugriy

On December 4, Major-General Oleksandr Rozmazninov, of Ukraine’s General Staff, reported a Russian deployment of the Iskander-M tactical missile system to Crimea. (suite…)