The solution to the food crisis affecting the whole world came from Turkey. Good relations with both countries ended with historic signatures. The shipment knot of 25 million tons of grain stuck in Ukrainian ports was solved in Istanbul
Turkey played a key role and efforts yielded results.
Everything is now complete for the shipment of Ukrainian grain, which is described as the granary of the world…
So how did this process come about?
Since the first day of the Russia-Ukraine War, Turkey has never stopped its diplomatic steps to ensure peace and prevent the food crisis.
As a result of the negotiations with both countries, approximately 25 million tons of grain waiting in Ukrainian ports can now be exported with the shipment agreement signed in Istanbul.
The first step for mediation was taken in May
Following President Recep Erdoğan’s diplomacy, the first steps towards mediation in the global food crisis were taken in May.
Erdoğan held frequent meetings with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
On July 13, delegations met
Diplomatic contacts for the planned grain corridor through the Black Sea intensified in June.
Good relations with both countries resulted in a meeting hosted by Turkey.
When the calendars showed July 13, the delegations met in Istanbul.
The first face-to-face meeting was held in Istanbul
Military and technical delegations from Ukraine, Russia and Turkey were present, as well as United Nations officials.
It was the first face-to-face meeting between the Russian and Ukrainian delegations in months.
In the summit held for the food crisis affecting the world, the parties reached a preliminary agreement for the grain to reach the world…
Historic signatures were signed in Istanbul
While the whole world was waiting for the agreement to be signed, President Erdoğan met with Russian leader Putin for the last time at the Tehran Summit. He announced that the agreement would be signed very soon.
This time it was the Dolmabahçe Working Office where all eyes were turned.
At the meeting attended by President Erdoğan and United Nations Secretary General Guterres, the defense ministers of both countries and Turkey signed the agreement.
These signatures went down in history as the result of Turkey’s successful diplomacy.