Turkey: Energy and Geopolitics

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With its strategic position between the Middle East and Europe, Turkey plays a crucial role in regional geopolitics. Turkey’s aspirations to become an energy hub, particularly for natural gas, would grow its influence with its neighbors and could impact the relationship between Russia and Europe. Bulent Aliriza, Director and Senior Associate, CSIS Turkey Project, and Edward Chow, Senior Fellow, CSIS Energy & National Security Program, join Frank Verrastro, Senior Vice President and Trustee Fellow, CSIS, to discuss how the current situation in Turkey impacts energy and geopolitics.

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Frank A. Verrastro
Senior Adviser (Non-resident), Energy Security and Climate Change Program
Edward C. Chow
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Energy Security and Climate Change Program
Bulent Aliriza
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program