Turkey Energy

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Hydroelectricity is the cornerstone of Turkey’s goal to boost renewable energy supply, but building thousands of dams comes at an environmental cost. Retired imam Kazım Delal avoids visits to his beloved Küçükcayır, the village where he grew up and that his family has called home for five generations. Located in the lush Salarha Valley in the...

After two years of secret planning, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in 2011 revealed his “crazy project”: digging a 50-km-long, 150-metre-wide canal from the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara. The canal would turn half of Istanbul, a city of some 16m-18m residents, into an island and rival the engineering feats at Suez and Panama.

How has SOCAR’s Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) affected the competition to transport Azerbaijani natural gas to Europe?

The world’s first hybrid combined-cycle power plant, developed by General Electric and California-based eSolar, will not be built in the US or Europe. Instead, MetCap Energy Investments is launching the groundbreaking €450m project in the central Turkish province of Karaman. Revolutionary technology that combines natural gas with wind and solar...

Long-time aspirations to become an energy corridor are now within Turkey’s grasp. A raft of pipeline projects and a grand canal have been proposed, with hopes these projects will be under way soon. Turkey’s location between the hydrocarbons-rich Middle East and Eurasian regions and energy-hungry Western markets makes it a key player in energy trade...

How does the government plan to achieve greater energy resource independence, and how will wind and solar resources play a role in this process?

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