Turkey connects Nakhchivan to Azerbaijan with railway, natural gas projects

Irem Karakaya

Stuck between Iran and Armenia and located far from its national homeland of Azerbaijan, the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic will be better connected to Baku thanks to the Turkish rail line that will be built between Iğdır and Nakhchivan and natural gas transfer projects announced by Prime Minister

Egypt moves ahead with nuclear plant to address electricity crisis

Ayah Aman

CAIRO — The Egyptian government is taking new steps to implement its ambitious program to use nuclear energy for the generation of electricity. This comes after the project had been halted due to security, political and economic reasons as well as popular opposition.

East Asia's future maritime highway‏

By Mohd Hazmi Mohd Rusli and Wan Izatul Asma Wan Talaat
The Eurasian continental landmass sprawls from Europe in the west to Asia in the east. For centuries, trade has flowed by land and sea from Europe to India and the East Asian nations. After the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869, ships from Europe travelled to the Indian Ocean through the Strait of Gibraltar and the Suez Canal and linked with the East Asian ports via the Strait of Malacca and Singapore as well as through the Indonesian archipelagic straits.

Sectarian fury could threaten Iraq's push for record oil output

by Staff Writers, Basra, Iraq (UPI) 

The Iraqi government is seeking to restore calm in the southern province of Basra, the country's main oil production center, after hundreds of foreign oilmen were hastily evacuated amid violent protests by Iraqi oil workers.

Turkey’s restart in regional and foreign energy policies

Yavuz Baydar

After testing the realities of its entire neighborhood on a trial-and-error basis, with not-so-tangible achievements and alienation, the huge vessel of Turkey is changing its course toward a new type of "zero problems" destination.

Regional hub Turkey becoming energy exchange center

Regional hub Turkey becoming energy exchange center

Lamiya Adilgizi

Cemil Ertem, Fatih Macit, Bülent Aras and Mesut Hakkı Caşın (L-R) address a press conference held in İstanbul on Thursday.

Turkey, a major hub between the world's second-largest natural gas market, continental Europe, and the substantial gas reserves of Russia, the Caspian basin and the Middle East, is already becoming a vital actor in regional gas politics as an energy exchange center, analysts agree.

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