Atlantic Council: Grain drain: Why Turkey can’t afford to ignore Russian grain smuggling from Ukraine

2022-07-25 | Expert publications, Food security, Geopolitical analysis

By Yevgeniya Gaber. The world’s attention turned to Turkey last week as it hosted a signing ceremony of a long-awaited United Nations (UN)-backed deal in Istanbul between Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine to unblock the latter’s Black Sea ports. If implemented, it would allow for the safe export of Ukrainian grain from three ports in the Odesa region, thus easing a looming global food crisis provoked by Russia.


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