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Working with experts specialized on a diverse range of fields, the Atlantic Council in Turkey delivers analysis and commentary on issues related to transatlantic relations, energy, business and migration on Turkey from Turkey.

Featured in-depth research & reports

From energy relations to issues related to Syrian refugees in Turkey, the Atlantic Council in Turkey’s in-depth research serves to enlighten transatlantic policymakers and business leaders on issues about Turkey.

Wed, Dec 19, 2018

Turkey’s energy nexus: Discoveries and developments

As the fastest growing energy market in the OECD over the past decade and a country dependent on imports for almost all of its hydrocarbon demand, Turkey’s energy sector carries regional implications. Securing a reliable and affordable source of energy, through diversification and increased domestic production, has formed the cornerstone of Turkey’s energy policy.

Report by Atlantic Council IN TURKEY

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

Toward long-term solidarity with Syrian refugees? Turkey’s policy response and challenges

Open door, camps and temporary protection have been at the core of Turkey’s approach. But an uninterrupted inflow of refugees, as well as a complicated foreign and domestic political environment, has put some limitations on Turkey’s welcome.

Report by Laura Batalla & Juliette Tolay

Europe & Eurasia Migration

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Tue, Oct 15, 2019

Okumuş in Al-Monitor: Gas trade: Stand-alone win-win for US-Turkey relations

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Energy & Environment

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Turkey has legitimate security concerns, but must keep military incursion into Syria limited

Ankara is justified in trying to secure its border, Matthew Bryza argues, but must not get bogged down in a major military campaign.

New Atlanticist by Matthew Bryza

Syria Turkey

Thu, Aug 22, 2019

Rare opportunity opens for US LNG to reach Greece-Turkey-Ukraine gas corridor

While the mainstream media’s attention is now focused on the completion of Russia’s two gas pipeline projects—Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream—exceptional, but under-reported changes are afoot in southeast Europe that could challenge Moscow’s regional dominance and geopolitical pressure and help establish a bidirectional north-south corridor linking Greece and Turkey to Ukraine along the Trans-Balkan pipeline. […]

EnergySource by Aura Sabadus

Eastern Europe Energy & Environment

Wed, Jul 24, 2019

Arslan in Hurriyet Daily News: Secure Turkey means secure NATO

In the News by Atlantic Council

NATO Turkey

Sun, Jul 14, 2019

Özer joins TRT Word to discuss delivery of the S-400 to Turkey

In the News by

Europe & Eurasia Security & Defense

Tue, Jul 2, 2019

Turkey’s Energy Nexus

On May 23, 2019, the Atlantic Council IN TURKEY, in cooperation with Turkish Policy Quarterly (TPQ) held an event, hosted by the Turkish Industry & Business Association (TÜSİAD), on Turkey’s Energy Nexus which focused on Turkey’s energy sector and energy relations.

Event Recap by Atlantic Council IN TURKEY

Europe & Eurasia Geopolitics & Energy Security

Wed, May 15, 2019

EU-Turkey relations and the migration conundrum: where does the EU-Turkey Statement stand after three years?

After more than a million Syrian refugees reached Europe primarily via the Turkey–Greece sea route and dispersed throughout the continent in 2015, Turkey and the European Union (EU) began a close cooperation to stem the influx of refugees and signed the EU–Turkey statement on March 18, 2016.

Event Recap by Atlantic Council IN TURKEY

European Union Migration

Tue, Apr 16, 2019

The LNG moment: How US production could change more than just markets

Adapted from comments given by The Honorable Paula Stern, Ph.D. at the Atlantic Council IN TURKEY Program’s “New Regional Gas Market Dynamics under LNG Expansion & the Shale Gas Revolution” conference on February 26, 2019, with contributions from Ben Perkins. Last March the Economist ran the headline, “Global powers need to take the geopolitics out […]

Article by Dr. Paula Stern

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Mon, Apr 8, 2019

Turkey-US relations in a shifting global order

On Monday, April 8, 2019, the Atlantic Council IN TURKEY hosted a private roundtable discussion in Washington, DC titled, “Turkey-US Relations in a Shifting Global Order,” with Professor Gülnur Aybet, senior advisor to the President of the Republic of Turkey, member of the Presidential Security and Foreign Policy Center, and professor at the Turkish National […]

Event Recap by Atlantic Council IN TURKEY


Wed, Feb 27, 2019

New regional gas market dynamics under LNG expansion and the shale gas revolution

Recent global and regional developments driving changes in regional natural gas markets as well as future trends have been discussed at the Atlantic Council IN TURKEY Program’s conference held in Istanbul on “New Regional Gas Market Dynamics under LNG Expansion and Shale Gas Revolution”. The conference gathered high-level representatives of the public and private sectors […]

Event Recap by Atlantic Council IN TURKEY

Energy & Environment Europe & Eurasia