Turkish politician criticizes Western plans to export grain from Ukraine

ANKARA, June 21 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the parliamentary bloc of Turkey’s National Movement Party, Devlet Bahceli, today criticized Western plans to send Ukrainian grain to Europe by land instead of the Black Sea, as Ankara proposes.

According to media in the capital, the Turkish politician blamed the West for the global food crisis.

According to him, at a time when it was necessary to support the initiative to create a sea corridor of grain, the French president and the prime ministers of Germany and Italy are traveling by train to Kyiv and suggest creating a grain supply route through Romania.

Bahceli indicated in a meeting with a parliamentary bloc that what they are doing is nothing more than outright opportunism and political cannibalism.

The National Movement is an ally of the ruling Justice and Development Party, which is led by the Turkish president.

Isn’t imperialism primarily responsible for the food problem, doesn’t it undermine the foundations of the negotiations that were born?

On June 8, Russian and Turkish Foreign Ministers Sergei Lavrov and Mevlut Cavusoglu discussed the issue of creating the so-called grain corridor in Ankara.

Turkish authorities have previously stated that they can provide security guarantees for such supplies in the Black Sea.

According to sources in the presidential administration, the mechanism for implementing the roadmap for the Ukrainian grain supply is 80-90 percent ready, and if agreements are reached, they can be launched as soon as possible.

The issue is also scheduled to be discussed at a meeting of representatives of Turkey, Russia, Ukraine and the United Nations in Istanbul.

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