The Idea of Transmitting Central Asian Energy through Afghanistan: TAPI Natural Gas Pipeline Project

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Eskişehir Osmangazi Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi, vol.24, no.2, pp.362-380, 2023 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier


Collaborations established within the framework of energy can directly affect regional policies. TAPI Natural Gas Pipeline Project, which was created to transport Turkmenistan gas to South Asia via Afghanistan, was shaped in line with the economic and security expectations of the regional states. The maintenance of the TAPI project is fundamentally based on the stability of the economy and security. Since Afghanistan's security problems negatively affect the economic interests of the parties, this problem is no longer just Afghanistan's issue. This article, which uses a broader understanding of the concept of energy diplomacy, energy infrastructure, such as the TAPI project beyond the member states of interdependence can be used to promote discusses how increasing the number of stakeholders.