Will the conflict between Turkey and Russia harm their joint nuclear power plant?

Since the recent downing of the Russian aircraft over Turkey, the fate of the joint nuclear power plant at Akkuyu is uncertain. Moscow has not stopped supplying European gas in spite of high political tensions, but would it be willing to halt its joint nuclear construction? The way this situation unfolds may shed light on the future of nuclear energy reliant on this type of international cooperation.

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Is Turkey a regional energy leader?

Turkey's regional energy leadership is over before it began writes Jörn Richert. In the last two decades the US (successfully) and the EU (less successfully) attempted to lead the Southern energy corridor. In the future Turkey might 'securitize' gas transits and thus become an 'energy power' rather than an energy leader or 'economise it' and thus become an 'energy hub'. The notion of 'energy leadership' elegantly explained in this brief can be used for analysing other important energy phenomena, for example German leadership in 'energy transitions' or Russian leadership in 'nuclear renaissance'. 

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