Turkey oil blocks

Oil & Gas in Turkey Map

Will Turkey become an Oil & Gas regional power?

Shell drills deeper into Turkish fuel exploration

Alongside its activities in the Mediterranean and exploring for shale gas in Diyarbakır, Dutch Shell is also interested in oil and gas exploration in Turkey’s Black Sea.
Royal Dutch Shell and Türkiye Petrolleri Anonim Ortaklığı (TPAO) began exploring for shale gas last week in the eastern province of Diyarbakır’s Sarıbuğday-1 natural gas field, Energy Minister Taner Yıldız announced yesterday.

Turkey and the bomb

Carnegie Endownment for Peace paper by Siman Ülgen

« Though most states that want a nuclear weapon can get one through determined effort, the fact remains that most choose not to proliferate. Turkey is no exception. Not even the prospect of a nuclear-armed Iran is likely to push Ankara to develop its own nuclear weapons. The only circumstance where such a scenario would acquire a degree of likelihood is a breakdown in Turkey’s security relationship with the United States. »

Iran to Turkey: Syria strike will result in harsh response

Iran warned Turkey that it would respond harshly to any attack on Syria, an Arab diplomat told the Al-Watan newspaper, which is affiliated with President Bashar Assad’s regime.

The complex map of gas reserve with the actual situation perspective

Rising energy tensions in the Aegean: Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Syria

The discovery in late 2010 of the huge natural gas bonanza off Israel’s Mediterranean shores triggered other neighboring countries to look more closely at their own waters. The results revealed that the entire eastern Mediterranean is swimming in huge untapped oil and gas reserves. That discovery is having enormous political, geopolitical as well as economic consequences. It well may have potential military consequences too.

Indonesia and Turkey Emerge from the MIST

If you’re thinking about expanding globally in 2012, you’ve got plenty of options. Just as BRIC economies (Brazil, Russia, India, China) demonstrated white hot growth through the first decade of the 21st century, MIST economies (Mexico, Indonesia, South Africa, Turkey) are similarly poised, as we touched on in an earlier post. With their higher per-capita income and GDP, they offer tremendous opportunity to companies planning for strategic global growth. Let’s take a look at two beyond the shores of North America.