The foreign ministers of Türkiye and Russia on Oct. 31 discussed over the phone Moscow’s suspension of its participation in Black Sea grain deal, Turkish diplomatic sources said.
Türkiye is determined to continue efforts to keep the Ukraine grain deal in force despite Russia suspending its participation in the landmark agreement, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Oct. 31.
“Although Russia is hesitant in this regard because the same facilities are not provided for itself, we will resolutely continue our efforts to serve humanity,” Erdoğan said at the 8th Turkish Medical World Congress.
The remarks came after Moscow said it suspended its participation in the deal negotiated by Türkiye and the U.N. to export Ukrainian grain.
Ankara continues to negotiate and coordinate with his interlocutors for the resumption of Black Sea grain exports, the defense ministry said on Oct. 30.
“Russian personnel working at the Joint Coordination Center in Istanbul are still at the Center. During this period, there will be no shipping from Ukraine. The inspection of the grain-laden ships waiting in front of Istanbul is planned to continue today and tomorrow,” said the statement.
Hurriyet Daily News