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While the Turkey-EU relationship has been beset with political difficulties, climate and energy relations constitute a bright spot.

In this article published in a special issue of the quarterly journal Turkish Policy Quarterly, FEEM researcher Simone Tagliapietra weighs the benefits for both Turkey and the EU of refocusing the bilateral cooperation on the “Positive Agenda”, which includes renewable energy, energy efficiency, nuclear energy, and carbon markets.

EU-Turkey cooperation on nuclear energy can be further developed through integrating Turkey into the framework of the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom).

On carbon markets, the EU can offer unique institutional support to Turkey, while in the field of renewables, cooperation could be deepened beyond European financial support for renewable energy projects in Turkey given the potential but still limited development of this energy source.