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Russian grain could be exported as flour to Africa via Turkey - Erdogan

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Russian grain exports could be processed into flour in Turkey and then shipped to Africa to help relieve food shortages there.
President of Turkey Tayyip Erdogan at the G20 Summit in Indonesia. Source: Aditya Pradana Putra/G20 Media Center/Handout via Reuters
President of Turkey Tayyip Erdogan at the G20 Summit in Indonesia. Source: Aditya Pradana Putra/G20 Media Center/Handout via Reuters

Speaking on his flight back from the G20 summit in Bali, Erdogan said Russian grain was meant to be delivered to countries such as Mali, Djibouti, Sudan and Somalia free of charge.

"We will also contribute to the free delivery of this (Russian grain)... We already have such an agreement. Hopefully, this wheat will come to us (Turkey) and be turned into flour in our country and sent (to Africa) in this form. It will offer a significant relief to them (countries in Africa)," Erdogan said.



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