A ship carrying 33,000 tons of corn from Ukraine arrived in Istanbul today for inspection. This was announced by the Turkish Ministry of Defense on Twitter. It is the second grain carrier since Turkey brokered an international agreement on Ukrainian exports through the Black Sea. Two more ships are expected soon.
Meanwhile, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed that Turkey will from now on pay for Russian gas supplies in rubles and will also make more use of the Russian Mir payment system. Erdogan, during his return flight from the Russian Black Sea city of Sochi, said a new plan to boost economic cooperation would serve as “a source of strength between Turkey and Russia in financial matters.”
Putin and Erdogan sign new agreements
There he met with President Vladimir Putin yesterday. Russia and Turkey want to expand their cooperation on economic and energy issues. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said on Friday that “very important decisions” had been taken.
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