“Turkey-France rivalry in the Eastern Mediterranean” as an online panel was held on 17.09.2020 at 19.30. In the online panel, under the moderation of DİPAM President Tolga SAKMAN, Prof.Dr. Mesut Hakkı CAŞIN (DİPAM Advisory Board Member, Yeditepe University Lecturer) and Ellen WASYLINA (CEO, Transatlantic Global Advisory) participated as speakers.
Although Turkey and France are NATO members, the crisis situation is surprising for both speakers. Wasylina pointed out that the transition to multipolar and multicenter governance in a global sense has occurred in the balance of power, the balance of politics, and the sphere of influence. All of them that the hardest part of all this is energy, Wasylina said “Energy is the key to our national security and national sovereignty. For example, when we see that most of the resources for all EU countries come from Russia, the EU of course wants to diversify these energy sources.”