Grain Corridor meaningless without Russia: Türkiye

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Türkiye continues to play the role of mediator between Ukraine and Russia. According to diplomatic sources, Ankara believes that a grain corridor initiative without Moscow would not be healthy.

Grain Corridor meaningless without Russia: Türkiye

Türkiye is continuing its efforts to reactivate the Grain Corridor Agreement. Ankara believes that any initiative in the Black Sea would not be healthy without Russia and wants Russia to be part of any new grain agreement.

As part of the diplomatic efforts, Turkish Presidential Advisor Akif Cagatay Kilic is traveling to Ukraine, while Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan is expected to visit Ukraine and Russia. Meanwhile, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is scheduled to meet with Vladimir Putin in Russia.

According to presidential sources, Erdogan's visit will be the most critical step for the continuation of the grain corridor agreement.

Following Russia's withdrawal from the Grain Corridor Agreement, Presidential sources said that serious progress has been made on the grain corridor.

"Turkish President thinks that somehow a point of agreement can be found," the sources said.

NEW ROUTE FOR GRAIN CORRIDOR

Following Russia's suspension of the agreement, Ukraine has made various attempts to find alternative routes. The transportation of grain through the Romanian port of Constanta is considered to be the first of these initiatives, but according to presidential sources, a plan that excludes Russia does not make sense.

Stating that the Grain Corridor Agreement is Türkiye's priority, sources believe that new steps in the region, where warm contacts have been established, could be dangerous.

Source: NTV

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