About the Program

The main objective of the program is to introduce and build the necessary academic infrastructure on issues of Energy Policy and Security that strategically affect Turkey’s economy and foreign policy. The program emphasizes both basic conceptual and applied policy-related aspects of global energy markets and identifies the key agents, institutions and powers involved in processes of sustainable and affordable energy and resource management, as well as Turkey’s strategic policy choices for satisfaction of its growing energy needs in a potentially conflict-ridden global economy.

More succinctly, the program addresses the following questions:

  • Documentation of Turkey’s energy needs and priorities in the short and the long run;

  • Assessment and investigation of the regional/global developments in the energy markets with a special focus on the strategic powers and key players;

  • Analytical assessments of Turkey’s strategic policy choices and the key constraints and opportunities on energy security.