Please join the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines as we welcome Oğuzhan Kiran, Head of Department, Republic of Türkiye – Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, presenting a hybrid seminar titled Energy Outlook of Türkiye in the Light of Regional and Global Dynamics on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 in Golden, CO.
In a highly dynamic sector such as energy, which is intertwined with fields such as economy, environmental protection and foreign policy, how energy policies are determined and energy supply security is ensured are of utmost importance for all governments. In this framework, we will take a look at both the near-term policies and the medium-long term plans of Turkey, which is one of the most dynamic countries in the fields of energy and natural resources, and how energy security is ensured in a geography where regional dynamics are changing very rapidly.
Mr. Kıran is the Head of the Bilateral Relations Department in the Directorate General of Foreign Relations at the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of Türkiye. Throughout his career, he has been responsible for managing energy relations between Türkiye and various countries in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. In 2017, he completed his MA in Energy Economics, Policy, and Security at Bilkent University. In the same year, he was appointed as the Head of the Department at the Directorate General of Foreign Relations. He currently serves in the same post and continues to contribute to international energy relations, energy diplomacy processes, and the negotiation of international agreements within the Ministry.