Turkish President Erdogan deserves a Nobel Peace Prize: former US official
Washington: The United States says that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan deserves at least a Nobel Peace Prize.
A former US official said Erdogan deserves a Nobel Peace Prize nomination for his efforts in brokering a Ukrainian grain export deal.
Dove S., former Undersecretary of Defense of the US, published an article on the Hill News website titled “The triumph of Turkey’s Erdogan”. Response by Dov S. Zakheim.
“Erdogan deserves to be nominated for at least the Nobel Peace Prize.
“Erdogan was able to work with the United Nations to broker an agreement between Russia and Ukraine for permission to export grain from Ukrainian ports through the Black Sea,” TRT World reported in the article.
The article was published on the website on Friday.
Dov S. said that 22 million tons of grain from Ukraine could not be exported due to the blockade created by Russia and that there are disagreements between Russia and Ukraine regarding the clearing of mines in the Black Sea. Zakheim commented.
”The crisis has caused international food prices to skyrocket and millions of people to the brink of starvation. “This creates the possibility of another mass migration to Europe,” he said in the article.
The new deal will allow Russia to export food grains and fertilizer, he added, adding, ‘This deal is literally a life saver.’
“There is no doubt that the Ukrainian grain deal represents a victory for the Turkish president,” said the former US undersecretary of defense.
Last week, Ukraine and Russia signed the Ukraine grain agreement in Istanbul under the mediation of Turkey. The U.N. was also a participant in this. The agreement was to resume grain exports through the Ukrainian ports of Odesa, Chernomorsk, and Yuzhny.
Grain exports through these ports have been disrupted for months due to the Russia-Ukraine war.
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