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Remarks at the Istanbul Water Arena | 17 June 2009

20:40 30 October in

Remarks at the Istanbul Water Arena 17 June 2009 Mehmet Ogutcu Introduction:   I am honored to address this forum. I will not stand long between you and your meal, but I do hope to offer some appetizing food for thought by describing to you a revolutionary discovery that will...

Unconventional Fuels: Geopolitical Consequences for the Arabian Gulf

19:26 30 October in

By Mehmet Öğütçü | 29-30 October 2013 |  Produced for "19 th Annual Conference Energy Unconventional fossil fuels: The next hydrocarbon revolution?" | The Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research     In this paper, produced for the United Arab Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research in Abu Dhabi,...

Turkey’s Energy Policies In the Context of Eurasian Geopolitics

00:00 01 December in

Event Report,  Caspian Studies Program, Belfer Centre for Science and International Affairs, John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University   The Caspian Studies Program hosted a seminar at the Kennedy School of Government that focused on Ankara’s energy policies and the long-term Eurasian energy picture. This event featured...

Globalisation, Cleaner Energy and Mega-Cities: Options and Messages for Turkey

00:00 24 January in

Summary Tectonic changes are occurring not only in the world financial system, trading and investment, energy, geopolitics, and technology; a fundamental transformation is also underway in the way the cities have been managed and regenerated, creating profound implications for mega-cities such as Istanbul. The global population...

Kazakhstan’s Expanding Cross-Border Gas Links

00:00 11 January in

OVERVIEW Kazakhstan is gradually becoming one of the pillars of energy security in Asia and Europe, as it plans to produce 3.5 million barrels of oil a day (mbd) and 60-80 billion cubic meters (bcm) of associated gas by 2015, in the words of its President Nursultan...

Foreign direct investment and incentives: How to avoid wasteful strategies?

16:58 21 April in

World Free Zones Convention International Conference Izmir, 21-22 April 2005 Mehmet Ögütçü[1] Head, OECD Global Forum on International Investment and Regional Programmes   This paper looks into how countries are competing to attract investment, the relative role of incentives in making certain destinations more attractive than others, and whether the...