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Turkey Says Ukraine Grain Exports Could Start Within a Week

  • President Erdogan’s spokesman Kalin speaks on grain corridor
  • Ukraine expected to ship up to 25m tonnes in 2022: Kalin
A truck unloads barley at a grain terminal in Odesa region, Ukraine, on June 22.
A truck unloads barley at a grain terminal in Odesa region, Ukraine, on June 22.Source: NurPhoto/Getty Images

Turkey said grain exports from Ukrainian ports could resume within a week and reach 25 million tonnes by the end of the year, after it brokered a deal between Kyiv and Moscow that eased fears of a global food crisis. 

Exactly when exports halted by Russia’s invasion would begin will be determined by logistical groundwork, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman, Ibrahim Kalin, said in an interview on Tuesday.