Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s criticism that the grain shipped from Ukraine goes to rich countries instead of poor countries, and his approval of Russian President Vladimir Putin on this issue, received wide coverage in the Russian media.
In the news published by Kommersant, one of Russia’s high-circulation newspapers, with the headline “Erdogan agrees with Putin that Ukrainian grain does not go to poor countries”, President Erdogan’s evaluations that the difficulties regarding Russian grain continue, were conveyed in detail.
Another newspaper with a high circulation in the country, Izvestiya, reported the news to its readers with the headline “Erdogan agrees with Putin that grain is not shipped from Ukraine to poor countries”.
In the news that included the statements of President Erdogan that Putin was concerned about the grain going to countries that impose sanctions on Russia, it was also shared that the Turkish leader plans to discuss this issue with his Russian counterpart in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.
The Russian news agency TASS reported with the headline “Erdogan agrees with Putin that there is a problem with the grain being shipped from Ukraine going to developing countries” and included statements that Turkey is of the opinion that Russian grain should also reach world markets.
In the headline of the Russian RBK newspaper, with the headline “Erdogan joins Putin about grain going to rich countries”, Erdogan said, “There is no grain shipment from Russia yet, but Mr. Putin is right about something. What is that? This grain is grain. “Unfortunately, the grain that comes in the shipment goes to rich countries, not poor countries.” expressions are highlighted.
In a statement on September 7, Putin accused Europe of colonialism regarding grain shipments from Ukraine, saying, “It is necessary to consider limiting the route of grain and other food going in this direction. I will definitely consult this issue with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.” he had spoken.