Turkey's Geopolitical Value
“Who controls the food supply controls the people? who controls the energy can control whole continents? who controls money can control the world.”
- Henry Kissinger
Europe’s energy dependency
Gas distribution is a powerful motive behind the Syrian war.
The biggest gas importer in the world is the European Union (EU), which invests around 263 billion dollars a year in this energy resource. Main exporters to Europe are Russia and Norway.
Due to the current Ukrainian conflict, dependency on Russia as the main gas supplier has become a risk for the national safety of the countries that comprise this political community.
Avoiding dependence of gas coming from Russian is a top priority for the European Union
The latter has exposed the need to build gas pipelines that are not under Russian control, reason why the European Union has been exploring alternatives to diversify the supply. Among their options, there are countries that have the world’s greatest gas reserves. On one hand, there are Eurasian countries like Iran and Qatar? on the other hand, there is the Caucasian region with territories such as Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan.