Brokering Ukraine’s grain trade was a “huge victory” for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who deserved a Nobel Peace Prize nomination for it, said former Undersecretary of Defense Dov S. Zakheim. .
A former US official said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan deserved a Nobel Peace Prize nomination, citing Erdogan’s efforts in brokering a grain export deal with Ukraine.
Former US Undersecretary of Defense Dov S. Zakheim wrote an article titled “Erdogan’s Victory in Turkey” on the Hill News website published on Friday.
“Erdogan deserves at least a Nobel Peace Prize nomination,” he wrote.
“President Erdogan, working with the United Nations, was able to broker a deal between Russia and Ukraine that would allow grain to be shipped from Ukrainian ports via the Black Sea.
Erdogan’s ‘Big Victory’
He noted that 22 million tons of grain had not been moved because of the Russian blockade, and that there had been disagreements between Moscow and Kyiv over Black Sea demining.
“The stalemate has resulted in skyrocketing international food prices, threatening starvation for millions and creating the potential for mass migration to Europe,” he said.
The deal will allow Moscow to export food and fertilizer, he said, adding: “The deal is literally a lifesaver.”
“There is no question that the grain deal is a big win for the Turkish president,” he said.
Turkiye, the United Nations, Russia and Ukraine signed an agreement last week in Istanbul to reopen three Ukrainian ports (Odessa, Chernomorsk and Yuzhny).
According to the agreement, a joint coordination center was established to conduct inspections at port entrances and exits and ensure the safety of shipping lanes.
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