Turkey's Role in Energy Diplomacy from Competition to Cooperation: Theoretical and Factual Projections

Authors

  • Mehmet Bulent Uludag Katip Çelebi University
  • Soner Karagul Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University
  • Gurol Baba Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University

Abstract

This study aims to build up a conceptual framework for energy diplomacy together with examining the development of this concept in world politics. By using these, it attempts to analyse Turkey’s energy diplomacy practice. The study argues that energy diplomacy is an amalgamation of diplomatic methods for utilizing energy (reserves or transfer routes) for maximizing national energy interests in bilateral, multilateral, regional and global relations of energy demand and supply. In this respect, the variables for the formation and the implementation of energy diplomacy are analysed in worldwide historical basis and then with a particular focus on Turkey. Finally, the research focuses on the conditions that Turkey can utilize its energy diplomacy for collaboration, cooperation, and stability rather than struggle, confrontation or conflict.

Keywords: Energy diplomacy; energy politics; energy competition

JEL Classifications: F53; F55; N40; Q48 

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Published

2013-09-11

How to Cite

Uludag, M. B., Karagul, S., & Baba, G. (2013). Turkey’s Role in Energy Diplomacy from Competition to Cooperation: Theoretical and Factual Projections. International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, 3(S), 102–114. Retrieved from https://www.econjournals.com/index.php/ijeep/article/view/585