Gateway to Europe

The Turkish gas market is growing rapidly, both in size and in importance to Europe. However, during this decade it has experienced setbacks in terms of anticipated demand growth and the development of liberalisation and competition. Plans for rapid liberalisation and the reduction of the market share held by Turkey's incumbent domestic gas giant Botas have also encountered some practical and legal problems.

The Natural Gas Market Law was passed in 2001, with the objective of harmonising Turk