Turkey Energy

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Turkey wants to raise the private sector’s share in the electricity market to 75% to raise government revenue, boost investment to keep up with demand and reduce the role of the state in the economy. Under legislation that existed until the start of 2013, this would have been difficult. However, the Electricity Market Law 6446, enacted in March 2013, sought to open up the...

Despite some recent turbulence, Turkey has strong fundamentals that underscore its potential for long-term economic growth. With a young population of 77.7m, a strategic location within four hours’ flying time of 1.5bn consumers and a diversified economy, the country has much to offer investors. 

Rising demand for fuel and oil derivatives, combined with an expanding petrochemicals sector, is driving growth in Turkey’s refining industry, with competition set to heat up over the next few years for the increasingly lucrative market. 

As Turkey looks to diversify its sources of natural gas, one option that is coming closer to reality is a deal with the Kurdistan Regional Government to build an oil and gas pipeline from northern Iraq. While this link would help consolidate Turkey’s position a regional energy corridor, it risks upsetting relations with Iraq.

Long viewed as a critical transit state on one of the world’s most active energy corridors, Turkey is now searching for hydrocarbons at home and abroad. Per capita energy consumption is still about half that of Europe, but increased wealth means that Turkey is one of the world’s leading growth markets. Demand for energy is rising 6% each year,...

How can Turkey work to meet its 2023 energy goals?

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