Turkey's energy policies and the eurasian region

Çelebi, Yusuf İnan
This thesis analyses Turkey̕s energy policies and Turkey̕s foreign relations through the energy issues in the Eurasian region. In the first phase, the energy policies implemented by the state and free market orientation in Turkish energy sector will be discussed. The impacts of neo-liberal economic policies, regional organizations (the European Union and OECD), and global finance institutions (International Monetary Fund ا the IMF and the World Bank ا WB) on Turkish energy sub-sectors, particularly since the beginning of the 1980s, will be examined. In the second phase, Turkey̕s own autonomy and effectiveness within major energy pipeline projects in the Eurasian energy axis will be questioned in the post-Cold War period. Turkey̕s relations in the energy issues with the European Union, Middle East, Caucasus and Turkic States, Russia and the United States (US) will be discussed. Basic vulnerabilities in Turkish energy sector and possible acquisitions of Turkey through its international energy deals will be emphasized.


Turkey and the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC): 1992-2008
Karakaya, Dilek; Tanrısever, Oktay Fırat; Department of International Relations (2009)
This thesis analyzes the Organization of Black Sea Economic Cooperation and Turkey's role in this international organization. This thesis argues that contrary to scholars who view institutional weaknesses of BSEC as the main reason of its failure in achieving sufficient level of cooperation among its members, political problems emanating from member states constitute the main reason of BSEC's ineffectiveness as an international organization. There are six chapters of this thesis. Following the introductory ...
Transnational dynamics of global governance in energy
Altınordu, Zeynep; Altunışık, Meliha; Department of International Relations (2010)
This thesis aims to provide an analytical outlook for the relevant dynamics of transnational relations in the field of energy with specific reference to key issues and tools for governance. Not only contemporary structure of interdependent and in some cases asymmetrical relations requires a multi-level approach in addressing main issues but also there exists considerable amount of attention in global agenda over alternative policies in response to the developments in this complex context of dynamic and tran...
European neighbourhood policy, as a hegemonic project: the case of Ukraine
Özdilek, Sibel Elif; Türkeş, Mustafa; Department of International Relations (2009)
This thesis attempts to analyze the European Neighbourhood Policy from a Neo-Gramscian perspective, mapping transnational power relations in Europe and identifying the historical-specific articulations between economic, political and (civil) societal processes in the specific case of Ukraine. Thus the thesis attempts to show how the EU’s hegemonic project is formed and applied, it also explores whether there are redefinitions of the EU hegemonic project and ask whether it is sustainable or not. It is conten...
The political economy of Spanish financial sector and foreign policy
Tekinbaş, Ege; Tayfur, Mehmet Faih; Department of International Relations (2009)
This thesis analyses the Spanish financial system and foreign policy from a political economy point of view. The foundation, development and transformation of the financial elite in Spain and its affiliations with the policy-making elite are the main concerns of this study. The traditionally complex and interlocking relationship between the financial elite and the policy-making elite in Spain is a perfect showcase to demonstrate how policy and economy affect each other interchangeably. The financial system ...
Turkey’s defense policy making process and its effects on weapons procurement
Oğuz, Musatafa; Bağcı, Hüseyin; Department of International Relations (2009)
This thesis explains Defense Policy Making process and its effects on weapons procurement in Turkey. Main focus will be on the institutions which shape, to various degrees, Turkey’s defense policy and weapons procurement decisions. Thesis analyzes institutions like the National Defense Ministry, Council of Ministers, General Staff, Parliament and the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries, and places them in a historical context. Following a historical background, functions and authorities of these institu...
Citation Formats
Y. İ. Çelebi, “Turkey’s energy policies and the eurasian region,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2006.