ANALYSIS

Can there be an India-Middle East-Europe corridor without Turkey?

Image: Shutterstock. Anton Balazh

The recent confirmation of the US and EU-led plan to establish an India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor, which will also be of great rail transport and logistics significance, has received the first backlash. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stated that there can be no such corridor without Turkey’s participation and without the utilisation of the Development Road project, namely the 1.175-km railway line that will run from the southern port of Faw in Iraq to the Turkish port of Mersin, on the Mediterranean Sea.

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Author: Nikos Papatolios

Nikos Papatolios is the Editorial Coordinator of RailFreight.com, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

3 comments op “Can there be an India-Middle East-Europe corridor without Turkey?”

Roger Whiffin|14.09.23|17:51

Yes –

1/ By upgrading the existing Georgia-Azerbaijan rail route and associated harbours to tranship containers.

2/ By completing the stalled Eurasia Canal project, this would have a second advantage in refilling the depleted Caspian Sea.

3/ I have seen the suggestion once before, but a long deep canal tunnel for container barges under Georgia / Azerbaijan, Black Sea to the Caspian Sea, all locks on the Azerbaijani side.

RogerW

Roger Whiffin|14.09.23|17:52

Yes –

1/ By upgrading the existing Georgia-Azerbaijan rail route and associated harbours to tranship containers.

2/ By completing the stalled Eurasia Canal project, this would have a second advantage in refilling the depleted Caspian Sea.

3/ I have seen the suggestion once before, but a long deep canal tunnel for container barges under Georgia / Azerbaijan, Black Sea to the Caspian Sea, all locks on the Azerbaijani side.

Roger Whiffin|15.09.23|22:37

Although I personally think that a Barge canal would be impractical, maybe a new Georgia – Azerbaijan base tunnel for rail might work.

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ANALYSIS

Can there be an India-Middle East-Europe corridor without Turkey?

Image: Shutterstock. Anton Balazh

The recent confirmation of the US and EU-led plan to establish an India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor, which will also be of great rail transport and logistics significance, has received the first backlash. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stated that there can be no such corridor without Turkey’s participation and without the utilisation of the Development Road project, namely the 1.175-km railway line that will run from the southern port of Faw in Iraq to the Turkish port of Mersin, on the Mediterranean Sea.

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Author: Nikos Papatolios

Nikos Papatolios is the Chief Editor of RailFreight.com, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

3 comments op “Can there be an India-Middle East-Europe corridor without Turkey?”

Roger Whiffin|14.09.23|17:51

Yes –

1/ By upgrading the existing Georgia-Azerbaijan rail route and associated harbours to tranship containers.

2/ By completing the stalled Eurasia Canal project, this would have a second advantage in refilling the depleted Caspian Sea.

3/ I have seen the suggestion once before, but a long deep canal tunnel for container barges under Georgia / Azerbaijan, Black Sea to the Caspian Sea, all locks on the Azerbaijani side.

RogerW

Roger Whiffin|14.09.23|17:52

Yes –

1/ By upgrading the existing Georgia-Azerbaijan rail route and associated harbours to tranship containers.

2/ By completing the stalled Eurasia Canal project, this would have a second advantage in refilling the depleted Caspian Sea.

3/ I have seen the suggestion once before, but a long deep canal tunnel for container barges under Georgia / Azerbaijan, Black Sea to the Caspian Sea, all locks on the Azerbaijani side.

Roger Whiffin|15.09.23|22:37

Although I personally think that a Barge canal would be impractical, maybe a new Georgia – Azerbaijan base tunnel for rail might work.

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