As a result of Turkey's intense diplomatic efforts, the Joint Coordination Center was established within the scope of the Black Sea Grain Initiative document signed on July 22 under the presidency of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. The safe transfer of grain products began to be followed from here.
As a result of the meetings of the Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar with the relevant parties and the intensive work of the Joint Coordination Center, the first ship loaded with grain departed from Odessa Port on 1 August.
FIRST SHIP CARRIED 26 THOUSAND TONS OF CORN
Sierra Leone named Razoni, which is the first ship to leave Ukrainian ports within the scope of the agreement covering 120 days bayraklı The dry cargo ship, carrying 26 thousand tons of corn, departed for Tripoli Port in Lebanon.
Panama four days after Razoni's departure bayraklı Navistar Ireland, Malta bayraklı Rojen, Italian and Turkish ship Polarnet set sail for Kocaeli. The three ships left the ports of Odessa and Chernomorsk with about 60 tons of grain.
Following these, Mustafa Necati, Star Helena, Glory, Riva Wind, Sacura, Arizona, Ocean Lion, Rahmi Yağcı, Sormovskiy started their 121 cruise, and the number of ships leaving as of 13 August reached 17. Most of the ships in question reached ports in Turkey such as Tekirdağ, İskenderun and İzmir.
Within two weeks after the departure of the first ship, the number of ships leaving the Ukrainian ports reached 25, while the amount of grain transported exceeded 800 thousand tons.
SHIPS TO UKRAINE
The agreement, which was reached as a result of the efforts to prevent a food crisis around the world, included not only the departure of the ships in the Ukrainian ports, but also the shipment of grain to the Ukrainian ports by the ships controlled in Istanbul.
In this context, Barbados is the first ship to go to Ukraine after being controlled through the Bosphorus. bayraklı It was Fulmar S. The ship picked up 12 thousand tons of corn from the Chernomorsk Port and transported it to Izmir.
THE EFFECT OF “LEADER DIPLOMACY” IN OVERCOME THE CRISIS
Russia conveyed to the UN and Turkish authorities that the grain enterprise was temporarily stopped due to the attacks in Sevastopol on October 29.
However, the exit of ships from Ukrainian ports was stopped. Turkey took action to prevent further deepening of the crisis.
President Erdoğan held phone conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy regarding the issue.
In line with the instructions of our President, Mr. Erdogan, who carries out "leader diplomacy", Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar also worked hard to keep the grain corridor open.
Minister Akar, who is in close contact with Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu, Ukrainian Defense Minister Aleksi Reznikov and Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov, emphasized that "the grain initiative is beneficial for all parties, and its disruption will cause problems for all parties".
The "red line" diplomacy, which was put into practice in May within the scope of efforts to solve the grain crisis, was reactivated upon the instruction of Minister Akar in this process.
Officials of the Ministry of National Defense held intensive talks with the military officials of Ukraine and Russia on the extension of the agreement over this line.
After telephone diplomacy and intense talks, military delegations of Turkey, Ukraine, Russia and UN representatives came together at Kalender Pavilion, where the foundations of the grain corridor were laid.
After the positive negotiations, two days before the validity of the agreement expires, President Erdoğan announced to the public that it was decided to extend the agreement for 120 days.
MORE THAN 200 VESSELS COMPLETED
While the number of ships leaving the Ukrainian ports reached 501 as of yesterday, the amount of grain products such as wheat, corn and barley shipped exceeded 12 million tons.
More than 200 of the ships leaving the Ukrainian ports with grain cargo have been transferred to the designated ports.
Of the grains shipped, 45 percent went to Europe, 23 percent to Asia, 15 percent to Turkey, 12 percent to Africa, and 5 percent to the Middle East.
Günceleme: 29/11/2022 15:24