The planned meeting between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin, which was carefully followed in the world for the future of the Black Sea Grain Agreement, was finalized with the statements made by the two countries, Al-Monitor reported.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated that the Erdogan-Putin meeting will take place soon. Turkish officials, on the other hand, emphasized that Erdogan's visit to Sochi could be a new stage in the grain deal.
The Grain Corridor Agreement, which was suspended after Russia's unilateral withdrawal, is being revived with Türkiye's efforts. President Erdogan had stated that a grain agreement without Russia would not be safe.
Foreign media organizations, drawing attention to the first Grain Corridor Agreement signed in Türkiye's Istanbul on the initiative of Türkiye and the United Nations (UN), are carefully following the steps to be taken by Ankara and Moscow.
Bloomberg, reporting the meeting between Erdogan and Putin based on Turkish foreign sources, wrote that the two leaders will meet in Russia on September 8.
"According to two Turkish officials, Erdogan may go to Russia on 8 September before going to India to attend the G20 Summit in New Delhi," it said.
Unlike Bloomberg, London-based Middle East Eye reported that the meeting will be held on September 4.
French state television stated that both countries have confirmed that the Erdogan-Putin meeting will take place.
The German Berliner Zeitung newspaper announced the important development with the headline: "Important meeting with Putin: Erdogan is traveling to Russia", and said: "The meeting will soon take place in the Russian Black Sea city of Sochi. Among other issues, the resumption of the grain agreement will be discussed.”
"Peskov confirmed that the Russian president and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan are preparing to hold a meeting," Newsweek, a leading US-based magazine, said.
Al-Monitor news website announced the development with the headline "Erdogan to meet Putin in Sochi as Türkiye tries to save Ukraine grain deal".
"The revival of the vital grain deal will be at the top of the agenda of the Turkish and Russian presidents in Sochi," the news added.