More Ukrainian grain shipments under way

A group of ships carrying grain left Ukrainian ports on Sunday, the second convoy to depart in recent days following a UN-backed agreement late last month to unblock the ports. The group includes four vessels loaded with almost 170,000 tons of agricultural products, Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov said in a tweet early Sunday. He said … Read more

Turkey’s Erdogan to meet Putin in Russia: What you should know

Istanbul, Turkey – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet his Russian counterpart on Friday in Sochi, after brokering a grain shipment deal between Moscow and Kyiv and as a new Turkish military intervention in Syria remains a possibility. The summit with Vladimir Putin comes in the same week that a ship carrying Ukraine grain … Read more

Turkey’s inflation jumped to 24-year high of 79.6 percent in July

Turkey’s inflation has been fuelled by the lira’s continued decline as well as the economic consequences of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Turkish inflation rose to a fresh 24-year high of 79.6 percent in July, data showed on Wednesday as the lira’s continued weakness and global energy and commodity costs pushed prices higher, though the price … Read more

The Turkish school preserving culture of young Uighurs in exile

Istanbul, Turkey – Abdullah Abduzayir has not heard from his family for nearly seven years. The 14-year-old is one of the hundreds of Uighur children in Istanbul whose parents are caught up in the growing repression of the Uighur Muslim minority in the Xinjiang region, in the far northwest of China. Many Uighurs refer to … Read more

Grain ship departs key Ukrainian port for first time since early days of war | CNN

CNN  —  The first ship carrying grain under a UN-brokered export deal left the Ukrainian port of Odesa on Monday, raising hopes that a global food supply crisis caused by Russia’s invasion can be eased. The M/V Razoni became the first commercial vessel to leave the crucial Black Sea port since February 26, two days … Read more

Shipment of Ukrainian Grain Departs Odesa Port

A ship carrying grain departed the southern Ukrainian port of Odesa on August 1, according to Ukrainian and Turkish officials, the first to do so since the beginning of the war. Footage posted by Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Alexander Kubrakov shows the Sierra Leone-flagged cargo ship Razoni moving off from the harbor as it headed for … Read more

Have “Nothing To Do” With Strike On Ukraine’s Odessa Port: Russia To Turkey

Such an incident really worried us: Turkey’s Defense Minister. Ankara: Turkey’s defence minister said on Saturday Russian officials had told Ankara that Moscow had “nothing to do” with strikes on Ukraine’s Odessa port. “In our contact with Russia, the Russians told us that they had absolutely nothing to do with this attack, and that they … Read more

Russian missiles target Odesa day after Ukraine grain export deal

KYIV, Ukraine — Russia fired several missiles at the port of Odesa on Saturday, Ukrainian authorities said, raising the question of whether Moscow would abide by a crucial deal struck Friday to unblock Ukraine’s seaports to allow for the transport of millions of tons of grain needed to feed countries in Africa and the Middle … Read more

Turkey says Russia, Ukraine to sign UN grain export deal Friday

Russia, Ukraine and Turkey will gather on Friday to sign a deal proposed by the United Nations to free up grain exports from Ukraine’s besieged Black Sea ports, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s office says. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who earlier announced that he was heading to Istanbul on Thursday, will attend the event along with … Read more