«The economy stands to gain the most from the likelihood that Turkish-Russian relations will return to their former level. The primary focus is first and foremost on tourism, agricultural exports, and energy», noted the newspaper.
«Energy retains its critically important position among Turkish imports from Russia. Last year, Turkey imported 27 billion cubic meters of natural gas from Russia, which is Turkey’s biggest provider of natural gas. Because such a large percentage of Turkey’s electricity is generated from natural gas, Russian gas plays a critical role…» writes Milliyet. «And neither the TANAP project, which is expected to bring gas from Azerbaijan into Turkey by 2018, nor the Israeli gas that was added to the agenda after progress was made in relations with Israel, will provide an alternative to Russian natural gas anytime soon».
«1) Russia’s actions in Turkey’s neighboring countries;2) the annexation of Crimea;3) an agenda in the Black Sea and the Mediterranean based on the strategy of laying siege to Turkey from the sea;4) the «proxy war» that has been launched against Turkey;5) the factor of Putin and the team of Eurasians that has coalesced around him».