Energy has been the most contested meta since the mid-19th century. Since energy
was utilized for light and heating at first and later for industrial production it has become
one of the indispensable element of social and economic life. In line with the industrial and
technological development, increasing energy need and consumption have become one of
the indicators of power in economic, political and social areas since having political power
depends on a strong economy. Also, energy is a fundamental factor in contemporary
economy. Therefore, states struggle to have necessary energy resources, keep energy routes
under control . . . and access to energy easy and cheaply.
Since the states do not have an equal position in energy reserves, there occurs a
struggle to possess and access to energy resources. On the other hand, it has to be noted that
possession of energy resources does not mean that that state has economic and political
power. Since energy is an area of contesting global powers, it may lead to political,
economic and social instability. It is possible to test the above statement by looking at the
present and potential conflict areas in the world.
Energy creates political as well as economic dependency between energy
supplying and consuming countries. In order to mitigate the effects of this dependency,
regional and global cooperation occurs. On the other hand, energy becoming a political tool
with high economic and political cost has led states, both suppliers and consumers, to
alternative energy resources. Thus, it is possible to explain why states with high levels of
income from energy resources started to invest in other areas that can create income, such
Another issue is the legal and environmental problems occurring during the
extraction and transportation of energy resources. Environment and environmental
problems are top in the agenda of the world since the end of 21st century. Huge
environmental contaminations on land and sea occurring during production and
transportation of fossil fuel demonstrates the importance of the issue.
In the light of all these issues, 1. International Eurasia Energy Problems
Symposium has been held in 28-30 May 2015 at İzmir Katip Çelebi University by the
Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences in order to host as an academic platform
for up-to-date ideas and opinions. During the symposium, experts on the area found
opportunity to express their opinions in areas of energy supply and security, alternative
energy resources, legal and environmental problems, regional political and economic
conflicts and contesting global powers.
Definitely, hosting an international symposium is hard work. However,
consecutive success makes hard work a pleasure and proud for organizers and supporters.
There is no doubt that organizing conferences, meetings and symposiums necessitates team
work. On the other hand, individuals and institutions who chair these teams and give
support financially and morally have to be mentioned.
Therefore, we thank to the rector of İzmir Katip Çelebi University, Prof. Dr. Galip
AKHAN, who encouraged the symposium. Also, we thank to the dean of the Faculty of
Economic and Administrative Sciences, Prof. Dr. İbrahim Attila ACAR, who cultivated
fast and practical solutions to problems occurred during the organization and demonstrated
patience, harmony and understanding; and to the president of the organization board Assoc.
Prof. Dr. Nesrin DEMİR from the Department of International Relations, who has a
significant share in the success of the symposium with her never-ending energy and
In the symposium held in 28-30 May, the participants, who sent the full texts of
their work, bear the legal and academic responsibilities. During the editing process,
meaning and content of their work have been kept
İzmir Katip Çelebi Üniversitesi, akademisyen ve lisansüstü öğrencilerinin iç ve dış paydaşlarla birlikte ürettikleri bilimsel çalışmalarını, Akademik Açık Arşivi'nde dijital olarak yayınlayarak, ülke ve dünya genelinde bilim topluluğuna açık erişim sağlamaktadır.
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İzmir Katip Çelebi Üniversitesi, bilimsel bilgiye erişimi kolaylaştırarak, araştırma sonuçlarını ve bilimsel yayınları geniş bir kitleye sunarak bilimsel gelişmelere katkıda bulunmayı amaçlamaktadır.
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