PANNIER: Russia is pushing Turkmenistan out of the natural gas market

Bruce Pannier May 24, 2024

Moscow’s moves to take over Central Asian pipeline capacity for deliveries to China might explain unusual urgency in the Turkmen search for new customers.

New plan for getting Turkmen gas to Europe – pipe it to Pakistan and ship it as LNG

Will Conroy May 23, 2024

Pakistani petroleum minister outlines proposal at energy symposium. Says TAPI pipeline could be completed solely with Islamabad and Ashgabat funding.

Turkey and Uzbekistan friends again

Ben Aris in Berlin May 23, 2024

Turkey and Uzbekistan, the two largest countries in the Turkic world, are fostering a closer relationship, as the Organization of Turkic States (OTS) emerged as a new regional alliance bringing together shared interests.

Dark chapter for Turkey as it overtakes Germany to become Europe’s number one for coal-fired electricity

Akin Nazli in Belgrade May 22, 2024

The carbon fuel took a 34% share in Turkey’s power production versus the European average of 13% in the first four months of the year.

Turkiye’s Erdogan to fly to Iran’s Mashhad for Raisi burial

bne Tehran bureau May 22, 2024

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is scheduled to visit Iran on May 22 to attend the funeral of Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi, who was recently killed in a helicopter crash.

“Silent demise” of world’s vast rangelands threatens food supply of billions, warns UNCCD report

bne IntelliNews May 21, 2024

Sixty-plus experts examine degradation caused by land overuse and misuse, climate change and biodiversity loss.

Turkey says helicopter carrying Iran’s Raisi did not emit transponder signal, adds Turkish drone used to find wreckage

bne IntelliNews May 20, 2024

Akinci thermal imaging used to find crash site shrouded by fog.

Turkey simply relabels Russian oil products and exports them to Europe, research indicates

bne IntelliNews May 17, 2024

Country appears to have quite brazenly emerged as a strategic pitstop for fuel products from Russia rerouted to the EU.

Kurdish leader Demirtas sentenced to 42 years over 2014 unrest

bne IntelliNews May 16, 2024

Co-chairs of Turkey’s main pro-Kurdish party denounce "black stain" on country’s judicial record and attempt at "erasing" Kurdish politicians.

EBRD2024: EBRD expects Emerging Europe growth boost in 2024, but slightly lowers forecast

Clare Nuttall in Yerevan May 15, 2024

Development bank makes downward revision in latest forecasts after worse than expected Q1 figures for Central Europe.

Turkey’s fiscal tightening package goes down like a lead balloon with analysts

bne IntelliNews May 14, 2024

Influential economists not impressed with lack of detail and likely impact.

Russia's nuclear diplomacy binding emerging markets to the Kremlin

Ben Aris in Berlin May 14, 2024

Currently, Rosatom controls approximately 70% of the world export market for the construction of nuclear power plants where emerging powers in the global south are trying to boost their energy production and turning to Moscow for nuclear power.

ISTANBUL BLOG: Fiscally frightening? Let’s talk up some tightening

Akin Nazli in Belgrade May 13, 2024

The Erdogan regime is, of course, not really in a position to cut its spending.

Israel’s exposure to Turkey trade ban most evident in construction and food, says Capital Economics

bne IntelliNews May 9, 2024

Ankara’s move is, however, unlikely to have a major macroeconomic impact in either country, assessment concludes.

Turkey signs LNG deal with US supermajor ExxonMobil placing question mark over Russian gas supplies

bne IntelliNews May 9, 2024

Ankara has ambition to make country an energy supply powerhouse based on re-exports.

Relokanty: Is Russia’s loss Central Asia’s gain?

Marsha McGraw Olive May 8, 2024

Maximising the benefits of Russia’s surprising exodus.

Energy transition more likely to be delayed with dire consequences, says WoodMac

by Roberta Harrington May 8, 2024

The world could be heading for a 3-degree C warming trajectory as political headwinds slow the energy transition, says a new report by Wood Mackenzie.

Turkey reportedly still loading Azerbaijani oil for Israel despite “total trade ban”

bne IntelliNews May 5, 2024

Trade ministry said “all products” are subject to boycott, but tankers on Ceyhan to Haifa crude export route appear unaffected.

Rights groups call on Tajikistan to disclose whereabouts of “forcibly disappeared” opposition leader

bne IntelliNews May 4, 2024

“Devastating reports” say Suhrob Zafar may have lost ability to walk following torture. Turkey suspected of role in rendition.

Official Turkish inflation edges up in April, bordering on 70%

bne IntelliNews May 3, 2024

Alternative reading from economists is 124%. Analyst predicts central bank won’t shift to rate cuts until next year.