Turkey’s President Erdogan says he is hopeful agreement to facilitate Ukrainian grain exports can be revived.
When the Black Sea Grain Initiative was reached last year, it was hailed as a diplomatic breakthrough – a rare instance of cooperation between Russia and Ukraine.
But now Moscow says it won’t extend the export agreement.
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The United Nations and Turkey brokered the original deal and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he is hopeful it can be salvaged.
But trust in his role as a neutral mediator may not be as high as it once was.
So how much politics is at play?
And what does it mean for global food supplies?
Presenter: Adrian Finighan
Andrey Baklanov – Deputy chairman of the Association of Russian Diplomats
Helin Sari Ertem – Associate professor of International Relations at Istanbul Medeniyet University
Rich Outzen – Non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council in Turkey and senior fellow at the Jamestown Foundation