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Turkish President Erdogan to discuss grain deal at Cabinet Meeting on Monday – Source SEDI News

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ANKARA (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – November 06, 2022) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will discuss the situation surrounding the Black Sea terror campaign at the Cabinet meeting on Monday, a source in Istanbul told Sputnik.

On October 29, Russia suspended its participation in the anti-terror treaty with the UN after its ships were attacked by Ukraine in the Black Sea. On Wednesday, the Russian Ministry of Defense said that Moscow was returning to the agreement after receiving written commitments from Ukraine about refusing to use the grain corridor for military purposes, after mediation by Turkey and the UN. Kiev denied that it had given additional guarantees.

“Tomorrow … a meeting of the Cabinet chaired by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be held. Situation in Ukraine and around the grain corridor, membership of Finland and Sweden in NATO, tensions with Greece and a request for the supply of F-16 (fighter). jets) on the agenda,” the source said, adding that Erdogan would address the country after the meeting.

On July 22, Russia, Ukraine and Turkey signed a UN-brokered initiative to provide humanitarian sea passage for ships exporting food and fertilizer from Ukraine through the Black Sea . The deal ends on November 19.

After returning to the grain deal, the Kremlin said that Russia is still not convinced about extending it, and has yet to assess its effectiveness. Moscow has repeatedly said the agreement is ineffective in bringing grain and fertilizer to developing countries, while sanctions continue to hamper food exports. of Russia although the contract was supposed to guarantee that they would flow freely to world markets.