Effects of Eurasian Energy Policies of Putin’s Russia on Turkish – Russian Relations Cover Image

Rusya’nın Putin Dönemi Avrasya Enerji Politikaları’nın Türkiye-Rusya İlişkilerine Etkileri
Effects of Eurasian Energy Policies of Putin’s Russia on Turkish – Russian Relations

Author(s): Fatih Akgül
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Atatürk Stratejik Araştırmalar Enstitüsü
Keywords: Putin; Eurasia; Energy; Russia; Turkey

Summary/Abstract: The energy policy of Russia is threatening Turkey’s energy security and increasing the dependence of Turkey on Russia. The reduction of this dependency and Turkey’s energy policy on regional context will determine the future of Turkish-Russian relations. In this article, it is aimed to examine the effects of Russia’s Eurasian Energy Policy to Turkey in the presidency of Putin and its possible implications on the future of Turkish-Russian relations. Also, it is attempted to explain the role of Eurasian Geopolitics Approach on the energy policy of Russia with examples. The Putin Administration was able to bring the country to a more effective position in the Eurasia power struggle by uniting the pragmatic and opportunistic foreign policy with Eurasian Approach. In a general context, it was found out that Russia is adopting different policies in different regions. These policies have been affecting Turkish-Russian relations negatively but at the same time, they have enabled Turkey to increase its geopolitical importance as an alternative to Russia in the region. Under the light of these findings, it is concluded that the dependency of Turkey to Russia will decrease with a multi-faceted foreign policy that helps the establishment of stability in the region, which, then, will enable Turkey to be an important energy corridor.

  • Issue Year: 03/2007
  • Issue No: 05
  • Page Range: 129-155
  • Page Count: 27
  • Language: Turkish