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Erdogan expects to meet Putin by the end of August

Erdogan expects to meet Putin by the end of August Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of Türkiye, and Vladimir Putin, Russian dictator (Photo: Collage, RBC-Ukraine)
Author: Daria Shekina

President of Türkiye Recep Tayyip Erdogan plans to meet with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin by the end of August. He intends to address the issue of the "grain deal, according to "Bild."

"I think this visit will take place in August," Erdogan states, adding that there is no exact date for the meeting yet. However, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the head of Turkish intelligence are negotiating this with the Kremlin.

It is noted that in a recent phone conversation, the dictator asked Erdogan to support the export of Russian grain to African countries. As the Türkiye's leader pointed out, his country is ready to process Black Sea grain into flour and transport it to the poorest African countries.

"Grain deal"

The Russian Federation withdrew from the "grain deal" in July of this year. The agreement allowed for the safe export of food from ports in Odesa. As Kremlin representative Dmitry Peskov noted at the time, "Moscow is ready to return to the agreement promptly, but only after the conditions are met for the country."

In particular, after exiting the deal, the country-terrorist intensified shelling of Ukraine. The southern regions, including the ports, were hit the hardest.