Turkish leader pleads with Putin to continue black sea grain deal

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Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) listens to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during their meeting in Sochi, Russia, on Oct. 22, 2019. Russia and Turkey have adopted a joint memorandum on the situation in Syria after the talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi. According to the memorandum, Moscow and Ankara have agreed to deploy Russian and Syrian forces in zone of the Turkish operation in Syria starting from Wednesday. (Sputnik via Xinhua)
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) listens to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during their meeting in Sochi, Russia, on Oct. 22, 2019. Russia and Turkey have adopted a joint memorandum on the situation in Syria after the talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi. According to the memorandum, Moscow and Ankara have agreed to deploy Russian and Syrian forces in zone of the Turkish operation in Syria starting from Wednesday. (Sputnik via Xinhua)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday urged his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to continue the Black Sea Grain Initiative, Türkiye’s presidency said in a statement.

During a phone call with Putin, Erdogan underlined the importance of the initiative, which he identified as a “bridge of peace,” saying its long-term shutdown “will not benefit anyone” and the low-income countries in need of grain will suffer the most.

The prices of cereals, which decreased by 23 percent during the implementation period of the grain deal, have increased by 15 percent in the last two weeks, the Turkish president noted.

The two leaders agreed on the visit of Putin to Türkiye soon.

The Black Sea Grain Initiative, which allowed Ukraine to export its grain and other agricultural products from its Black Sea ports, was brokered by Türkiye and the United Nations in July 2022 and expired last month after Russia’s withdrawal.

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