Real Turkey featuring Mehmet Ogutcu: World after the pandemic—where does Turkey fit in?


For good or bad, the pandemic has accelerated numerous trends that were reconfiguring the topography of global politics, technology, and economy.  The fierce competition between China/Russia vs US/EU and their allies shapes as the biggest challenge in the post-pandemic world with repercussions from technology to proxy wars.  The pandemic also triggered a genuine effort to slow down climate change and mitigate environmental degradation.   While we are stepping into a future that shall move faster than ever, replete with an immense amount of uncertainty, there are also fascinating opportunities.


Turkey straddles the Great Divide in the  China-US competition and desperately needs technology infusion to catch up to the changing global marketplace.  Its exports to the EU are under threat of the Green Deal.


Real Turkey host Atilla Yesilada interviewed the chairman of the London Energy club, ex-diplomat, and author of many books on the future, Mr. Mehmet Ogutcu on the shape of things to come.


Mehmet Ogutcu: Ogutcu serves on the international advisory boards of Windsor Energy Group, Invensysplc, European Policy Forum, The Oil Council, and Beijing Energy Club. He was most recently nominated by the Turkish government for the secretary-general position of the world’s largest energy organization, International Energy Forum, based in Riyadh.


Previously, Ogutcu served as the head of OECD’s Global Forum on International investment and regional outreach programmes (2000-2005), the principal administrator for Asia-Pacific and Latin America at International Energy Agency (1994-2000), as a Turkish diplomat in Ankara, Beijing, Brussels and Paris (1986-1994), as deputy inspector at Is Bankasi, Turkey’s largest private bank, NATO Research Fellow, EU’s Jean Monnet Fellow, and advisor to the late Prime Minister Turgut Ozal.


Ogutcu studied international relations at Turkey’s prestigious Political Sciences Faculty and completed his MSc degree in International Economy at London School of Economics (LSE) and MA in European Studies at College d’Europe, Bruges. He teaches occasionally at LSE, University of Dundee and Harvard University on energy geopolitics, competitiveness, and investment for development.


For more;


Subscribe our to channel


Follow & read the latest Independent news from Turkey in English ►


For sponsorship, ad and other business inquiries ► [email protected]


#AfterPandemic #WorldAfterPandemic #RealTurkey


More videos from this channel

Devil’s Triangle in Turkey: Mafia-State-AKP | Real Turkey


Turkey’s Convoluted Foreign Relations | Real Turkey


Turkish Economy IS in Crisis | Real Turkey

Published By: Atilla Yeşilada

GlobalSource Partners’ Turkey Country Analyst Atilla Yesilada is the country’s leading political analyst and commentator. He is known throughout the finance and political science world for his thorough and outspoken coverage of Turkey’s political and financial developments. In addition to his extensive writing schedule, he is often called upon to provide his political expertise on major radio and television channels. Based in Istanbul, Atilla is co-founder of the information platform Istanbul Analytics and is one of GlobalSource’s local partners in Turkey. In addition to his consulting work and speaking engagements throughout the US, Europe and the Middle East, he writes regular columns for Turkey’s leading financial websites VATAN and and has contributed to the financial daily Referans and the liberal daily Radikal.