In the event of attempts to continue the implementation of the grain deal without Russia, the suspension of its participation in which Moscow announced on July 17, provocations are possible in the Black Sea, Turkish political scientist Kerim Has said in an interview with Izvestia. Answered export: Putin spoke about the damage to Russia from the grain deal Is there a chance for the agreement and is Moscow ready to return to its discussion
“Attempts to continue the course of the grain deal without Russia can lead to provocations, since we can talk about sending NATO warships – primarily the United States and Great Britain, plus Turkish escort ships. As far as I understand, the Turkish side is not ready for this,” Has said.
This is how the political scientist commented on the discussion on the continuation of the grain deal by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with his cabinet on July 24, as reported by the media. At the same time, the Turkish newspaper Hürriyet writes that at the last meeting, the ministers were supposed to discuss the upcoming possible negotiations with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Earlier, Erdogan already announced plans to contact Putin to discuss the issues that arose against the background of Moscow’s suspension of its participation in the deal. The Kremlin nevertheless stated that there are no plans for contact between the Russian and Turkish leaders, but it is not ruled out in the future.
On July 17, the Russian Federation announced that it would not participate in the deal until specific practical steps were taken to implement Russia‘s interests, conditioned by the agreements reached in Istanbul in the summer of 2022.
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