Energy and Environment
As climate change intensifies, the Mediterranean region is emerging as a climate hotspot. Turkey must seize the opportunity at the COP 26 Conference in Glasgow and pledge to rapid decarbonization by accelerating the deployment of solar and wind power, and by decommissioning its coal plants by 2030.
FeniksTalk’s recent event examined the global environmental crisis from the perspectives of international law and local economies, underlining that diverse and comprehensive legal and economic policies should be applied to cope with climate change.
Currently, an unprecedented drought in Turkey poses risks to cities, agricultural activities, and energy security, and aggravates forest fires. The government must implement a climate change-centered drought strategy in coordination with all water actors, both domestic and international.
It is still uncertain whether the US and Iran can succeed in reaching a new nuclear deal; still, Turkey could benefit either way so long as it takes the rights steps in coordination with the US.
Turkish-Greek maritime disputes in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean Seas have a long and complex historical and legal background, yet contrary to common understanding, certain less-known international legal principles favour Turkey
Given the different and often conflicting agendas, a future Russia-China-Turkey bloc is unlikely but three countries continue to use each other as leverage in their economic and foreign affairs
The United Kingdom is unable to adequately respond to many problems, it has a historical responsibility to address around the world as it flounders in the endless Brexit issue and, like the rest of the world, battles with COVID19.
Today, Ankara is largely seen as an aggressor in Eastern Mediterranean territorial disputes; however, its claims do have merit like Greek ones, even if its cries fall upon deaf ears after years of President Erdogan’s foreign policy blunders
Turkey’s President Erdogan has presented the discovery of natural gas in the Black Sea as a historic success, but realities point to their inadequacy