(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Kurdistan regional government–Turkish energy relations : a complex partnership

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Dept. of Geography, Soran Univ., Soran City, IRAQ
(2) Dept. of Petroleum Geosciences, Univ., Soran, IRAQ


This article analyzes the Kurdish Regional Government’s (KRG’s) fast developing energy relationship with Turkey, its implications for Turkey’s energy security and, ultimately, regional security in general. It explains that for Turkey, the dealings with the KRG present the next best thing to having its own oil and gas fields; high levels of control, partial ownership, and close proximity are all required by the country that is increasingly eking out its position as a regional patron. A further strong incentive for Turkey to develop this energy relationship is new opportunities to approach some of the country’s oldest and newest threats, the conflict with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the developing PKK- influenced Kurdish movement in a fragmenting Syria


Article of periodic

published at : Eurasian geography and economics / ISSN 1538-7216


Millesime : 2014, vol. 55, no2 [pp. 111-132]

Bibliographic references : 5 p.

Collation : 2 tabl., 2 cartes



Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1080/15387216.2014.942339

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