16 Nov 2022 10:51

Erdogan planning to discuss possible extension of grain deal in phone call with Putin after he returns from G20 summit

ISTANBUL. Nov 16 (Interfax) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday he was planning to discuss the extension of the grain deal in a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Anadolu agency said.

"As soon as we return to Turkey, I will continue to develop my telephone diplomacy with Putin. I think the agreement will be preserved. Negotiations on the grain corridor are continuing. There are no problems in this field at the moment," Erdogan said.

"We seek to extend the agreement to one year," he said.

Erdogan added that Ankara would continue to work on settling the Ukraine conflict at negotiations. "We seek to persuade both Russia and Ukraine into sitting down for talks. The way to peace goes through dialogue," he said.