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Israel's role in Turkey's gas hub

Turkey needs more gas and wants to diversify the sources. LNG and a pipeline from Israel are the answer

A recurring theme in Turkish political discourse has been an ambition to establish an energy hub to capitalise on the country's strategic location linking resource-rich countries to its east with European markets to its west. Israeli gas and new flexible supplies of liquefied natural gas can help Turkey deliver on the aim. So far, Turkey's strategy has lacked clarity and the objective has been open to multiple interpretations, each reflecting the country's tortuous relations with its neighbours and the poor level of market liberalisation and regulatory reform that would be needed to create a viable gas hub. Yet the rationale is plain. Creating such a regional nexus would help guarantee Tur

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