The Role of Turkey in the European Energy Policy. Problems and Perspectives
Research Paper (postgraduate) from the year 2016 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Environmental Policy, grade: 1, Vytautas Magnus University (International Relations and Diplomacy), course: 2, language: English, abstract: Over the historical course, the EU's growing demands for energy resources compel it to undertake significant steps regarding how to preserve energy security and procure the diversification of gas supplies from different countries for the future generation. It is an undeniable fact that the maintenance of energy security is one of the pivotal interests of Europe in the contemporary world.
Currently, energy is significant to the process for both economic and social development in Europe. The diversification of energy supplies and even source countries was taken as the primary ambition by the EU. Over the historical periods, growing energy needs of the EU have put the strategic policies ahead toward other non-member states, especially resource-rich countries.
In this part, Turkey and the EU relations in the energy field will be analyzed. Throughout the period, the relations between Turkey and the EU have undergone many ups and downs. Even today, the world is under the shadow of political turmoil, challenges, and crisis which have huge implications to Europe as well as other countries.