"We are in constant contact with both Ukraine and Russia regarding the release of grain from ports," said Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu at a joint press conference with his British counterpart Liz Truss in Ankara, APA's correspondent in Istanbul reports.
He also spoke about the meeting to be held in Istanbul in the format of Turkiye, Russia, Ukraine, and the UN on the grain crisis. According to the minister, the UN plan on the grain crisis is accepted and supported: "If a meeting in Istanbul reaches agreement on the UN plan, a control center and a safe zone will be established and ships will be inspected. Inspection of ships is a requirement of Russia, which is a great option. However, the parties must reach an agreement. We are more focused on Russia. The date of the meeting in Istanbul is still unknown. We are waiting for a response from Russia."
The Foreign Minister noted that Turkey plays a constructive role in this issue.