Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan plans to call Russian President Vladimir Putin in the near future to discuss the Black Sea Grain Initiative.
This was reported by Anadolu agency.
Erdogan said on March 22 that he plans to talk with Putin "in the next two or three days" and added that the world appreciates Turkey's mediating role in this situation.
He also mentioned Putin's offer to supply grain to the world's poorest countries for free and noted that Turkey is ready to buy grain to grind it into flour and send it to the final destination in this form.
Erdogan also said that Turkey is ready to facilitate the supply of fertilizers produced in Russia to poorer countries.
The Turkish president said that Ankara "will not be a party to any war and will always be on the side of peace."
We will remind, at the last moment before the end of the next period of validity of the "grain agreement" on March 18, it was still extended. However, Moscow soon said it had agreed to an extension of only 60 days - half the standard 120-day deadline - and threatened to terminate the agreement if its demands were not met.