The Nabucco project, under discussion for almost 7 years since 2002 and with an expected completion date sometime in 2014, recently passed a milestone. Following years of studies, meetings, negotiations, an intergovernmental agreement on the natural gas pipeline was finally signed in Ankara on July 13, 2009 in the presence of 7 heads of government and many officials of the … [Read more...] about NABUCCO GAS PIPELINE, The Project of the Century, if Realized, and TURKEY’s Role in its Success as the Trans European Gas Pipeline
A ground breaking ceremony was held on August 5th at Ilisu, a small village along the Dicle (Tigris) river where a large dam is to be constructed soon. The Prime Minister, who only two years ago had promised the local people that he would not allow the building of this dam, was the main speaker, along with the Minister of Energy Dr. Hilmi Guler, the Director of DSI, Mr. Veysel … [Read more...] about ILISU DAM and HEPP, The Southeastern Anatolian Project (GAP) , Hydroelectric Power Plant Developments In Turkiye and ATATURK’s Vision
Izmir hosted the 77th International Fair between August 21 and 29, which lasted nine days . The last time I visited the Enternasyonal Izmir Fuari (EIF), as it is advertised in Izmir, was back in 1975 while completing my compulsory four month military service in the Turkish Jendarme training division in Devrek. Fairs are the events where technological innovations and new … [Read more...] about Izmir International Fair and IBM, August 21 – 29, 2008
The US department of Energy and the Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources were the two main sponsors for the 2 day conference organized by the ATC (American Turkish Council) from WDC, TAKI of DEIK (Turkish-US Business Council) (The Foreign Economic Relations Council) and TUBITAK (Scientific & Technological Research Council of Turkey). Many energy companies from … [Read more...] about Turkish-American Clean Energy Technologies Conference, Istanbul, January 29-30, 2008
A one day conference on Nuclear Energy was held at the Lutfi Kirdar Conference Center that lasted almost 10 hours with a luncheon where the CEO of Calik Holding Ahmet Calik was the guest speaker. The conference, organized by Strategic, Technical, Economic Research center (STEAM), followed another Energy conference that was held in November 2007, only 2 months … [Read more...] about Nuclear Energy Arena – 18 January 2008, Istanbul
It is very likely that several companies in the Unite States, the pioneer in the atomic energy, will soon start investing in nuclear power plants again, possibly followed by some European countries, Russia and others. China has already announced building 30 to 40 new nuclear power plants through 2020, India up to 30 and Japan 18 in the next 15 years (Figure 1). There has been a … [Read more...] about Nuclear Energy and Turkiye – An Update – February 24, 2006
An Update - February 24, 2006 It is very likely that several companies in the Unite States, the pioneer in the atomic energy, will soon start investing in nuclear power plants again, possibly followed by some European countries, Russia and others. China has already announced building 30 to 40 new nuclear power plants through 2020, India up to 30 and Japan 18 in the next 15 … [Read more...] about Nuclear Energy and Turkey
Several newspapers reacted to the recent comment by the Turish Prime Minister who stated that Turkey had just reached the take-off stage and was ready to become an important player in the world. In reality, Turkey had reached this economic development stage back in the 1930’s, almost 40 years ago. Back then, Turkey was an underdeveloped country in a state of transition, but the … [Read more...] about TURKEY Reached the ‘’Take-Off’’ stage in the 1930s.