EghtesadOnline: The process initiated by Iran, Russia and Turkey in Sochi on Nov. 22 was the beginning of a collaboration that will pave the way for regional economic opportunities and change the future of Eurasia.
The indispensable New Silk Road project, the Tehran-Istanbul-Moscow line, in relation to the strategic cooperation that will gradually rise among the three countries, within the 40-million-square-kilometer Afro-Asian hinterland, $21 trillion of additional added value will drive forward equally beneficial opportunities for new investment and business that Turkey, Russia and Iran will all benefit from.
Since 1860, under the politics of the asymmetric order, the “North-North alliance” has brought fire, blood and death to the Afro-Asian hinterland, pursuing an approach that ignored inclusive development, that defined and used Africa and Asia as centers of production and resources to be exploited, reads an article published in the pro-government Turkish daily newspaper Daily Sabah. According to Financial Tribune, excerpts follow:
Starting in Sochi and continuing in Ankara, decisions and strategies made at the summits can lead to a great region from Central Asia to Sub-Saharan Africa turning its blessings and resources into a brighter future with an inclusive development model.
With regard to the future of Central Asia, the Caucasus, the Balkans, Africa, the Persian Gulf, Middle East, the cooperation opportunities and joint investment strategies of Turkey, Iran and Russia in the fields of security, energy, industry, trade, tourism and education will create a bright, hopeful future for Eurasia.
Eurasia will survive not with unipolar expectations and needs an inclusive future.
Today, the most important issue that distinguishes the world’s most respectable economies from more than 100 economies is sustainability.
For economies that have progressed in the area, nuclear energy provides opportunities for sustainability in three areas. First is sustainability in the name of energy independence and energy resource diversity. The second is sustainability in terms of management of energy prices and costs in relation to global competition. And the third area is sustainability in terms of carbon emissions of a country’s economy at the level of global competition and reputation.
In terms of critically important effects, for a country such as Turkey inspiring its region as a playmaker, nuclear energy is the threshold of globalism.
Nuclear energy, similar to Turkey’s domestic and national moves in renewable energy technologies, is an important opportunity for Turkish companies to gain both a working culture following international safety standards and skills to produce high-temperature and pressure-resistant material.