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Turkey warming to France as Nabucco seeks 7th partner

Turkey is leaving the door open for the involvement of France in the multi-national Nabucco project amid plans to extend its scope to include a seventh partner. “There could be one or more partners to the project,” Energy Minister Taner Yıldız told a group of journalists Thursday in his hometown Kayseri, one day after five […]

Nabucco partners call on Baku to join project ‘without delay’

As the European Union’s flagship Nabucco project to pump Caspian gas to European markets inched one step closer Wednesday to becoming a reality, participant governments strongly urged potential suppliers including Azerbaijan to clarify their position and join the project “without delay.” Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Iraq are considered as potential sources to fill the 3,300-kilometer Nabucco […]

Azerbaijan says sees transit gas deal with Turkey soon

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has said his country is about to conclude negotiations about the transit of natural gas with neighboring Turkey, terming his country a “gas-rich country.” Aliyev delivered his speech at the 18th International Caspian Oil and Gas Expo in Baku on Tuesday, where Special Envoy of the United States Secretary of State […]

Energy minister announces date to shutdown nuclear plants

Turkey has yet begun the construction work for the first of its at least two planned nuclear power plants, but the country’s Energy Minister already has a date to shut them down. “We will shutdown the nuclear power plants to be built in Akkuyu, Mersin and Sinop in 2071, the 1,000th anniversary of the Battle […]

Turkey’s largest ‘silicon valley’ to open in 2012

The largest information technology (IT) complex in Turkey, dubbed Teknopark Istanbul, is set to open next year on the Asian side of the country’s economic capitol Istanbul. Supported by Turkey’s powerful Undersecretariat of Defence Industries (SSM) and Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (ITO), the humongous 2.5 million square meter complex will host over 1,000 companies and research institutes operating […]

A Comprehensive Overview of the Turkish Defence Industry: Full Report

The Turkish defence sector has followed a path of steady but significant growth since 1985, the year of the foundation of the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM), Turkey’s defence procurement agency. Established with the aim of modernising the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) and nurturing the growth of a national defence sector, the SSM has successfully […]

Saving Russian-Turkish ties from being hostage to PKK terrorism

The fundamental transformation of Turkish-Russian relations over the last two decades from being former Cold War foes to being strategic partners is quite a leap forward for students of international politics. The growing partnership between Turkey under the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s government in Russia reached […]

Russia to train Turkish scientists in nuclear, space tech

 Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Turkey Vladimir Ivanovskiy has said Russia will not only build a planned nuclear plant but will also train and educate Turks since in time the project will need a substantial number of experts and qualified people to run it. He also says the plan is to further technology […]

Turkey warns Armenia about 40-year old nuclear plant

Ankara has officially warned Armenia about the need to stop the exploitation of the Metsamor Nuclear Power Plant. Turkey’s Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner Yildiz said that the station was built 40 years ago and while the station were building the modern standards haven’t take into account, reported AzerTAj. According to him to […]

Turkey’s nuclear energy struggle

The only national issue as old as Turkey’s bid to become a full member of EU is Turkey’s efforts to build a nuclear plant. Turkey has been trying to do build a plant since the 1960s. Attempts by the government in 1960, 1968, 1974 and 1998 in various provinces such as Sinop and Akkuyu have all […]



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