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Turkey's Energy Ambitions and Limitations

Nov 20, 2013 | 11:15 GMT
South Stream executive director Marcel Kramer (2nd L), Turkish Energy and Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz and other officials launch construction of the South Stream pipeline outside the town of Anapa on Dec. 7, 2012.
South Stream executive director Marcel Kramer (2nd L), Turkish Energy and Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz and other officials launch construction of the South Stream pipeline outside the town of Anapa on Dec. 7, 2012.
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Despite its ambitions, Turkey's geography, along with its growing domestic demand for energy, has exposed its limitations as an energy corridor. Turkey must rely on its geopolitical competitors for a stable energy supply, particularly as it tries to avoid the turmoil along its Islamic periphery....

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