In the 2000s, Turkey embarked on a liberalisation process in the energy sector and identified natural gas imports as one of the key areas within this process. However, as of 2017, the targeted level of liberalisation projected for natural gas imports to Turkey has not been realised, mainly due to political, technical, commercial and legal reasons. This article focuses on one of these obstacles, namely the shortcomings of Turkish legislation that have prevented the liberalisation process to be implemented to its intended extent.

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