Volkan Özdemir


After graduating from the department of International Relations at Middle East Technical University Ankara, got his master degreee from Uppsala University, Sweden with the study on Energy Cooperation and Security in the Caspian. In 2013 by conducting research on World Gas Markets and the Economic Aspects of Turco-Russian Gas Relations, he was awarded PhD of Economics from MGIMO-Moscow International Institute of Energy Policies. Dr. Volkan Özdemir has work experience in Turkish Prime Ministry Undersecreteriat for Foreign Trade, Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources and BOTAŞ (Turkish Pipeline Corporation). In addition to professional  experience in energy sector; as an expert on Russian, Caspian, Turkish energy markets and gas trade, pricing and geopolitics; Dr. Özdemir has given lectures on energy economics, security and diplomacy in different institutions.