Throughout the history, Turkish world has never given up the ideology of becoming together and establishing global peace and order. In this context, many attempts have been made and some successes have been achieved individually. Today, cooperation processes are tried to be developed in an updated context within many organizations. However, the desired domain has not been achieved yet. In this regard, it is obvious that the most important leverage that will trigger cooperation processes in the Turkic world and provide new capabilities in all other areas, especially demand for finance, is energy. For this reason, it is very important to establish an energy union between the independent Turkish states.
However, how such a target can be achieved? Do the Turkish Countries have to come together and found a different version of OPEC? What can we say about the energy transition issues? Is it possible to transport the Turkmen and Uzbek gas to Europe through a new pipeline project: “Trans-Caspian”? How US, China, India and Russia may react to these trends? Is it possible to integrate non-Turkish countries into the collaboration? How such an integration will affect the regional and global dynamics? How can we define the most applicable strategy to put coherent steps for the future?
All these questions has to be analyzed to be able to draw an acceptable picture for the energy integration policies between the Turkish countries.
In this study, by mentioning the main idea of the Turkish energy union, the importance and the start-up model of this idea will be discussed. In addition, by also evaluating the due above questions, a new applicable integration model and a realistic strategy for the Turkish countries will tried to be elucidated.PDF