Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was nominated the Nobel Peace Prize by Turkish parliamentary speaker Mustafa Şentopfor for his supposed efforts in resolving the Ukrainian crisis.
"I have nominated President Erdoğan for the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in the name of peace between Russia and Ukraine. This is my own appeal. There will also be appeals from other countries," the Turkish parliamentary speaker told the media on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the Turkish president slammed on Sunday the West for so-called provocations in Ukraine against Russia, while at the same time saying that Ankara was successful in landing the Blank Sea Grain after mediating between the conflicted parties.
"Unfortunately, the West has only made provocations and failed to make efforts to be a mediator in the Ukraine-Russia war," the Turkish president said during an event in Erzurum province. "As Turkey, we assumed this mediator role in 2022, and we began to operate the Black Sea grain corridor," he added.
On July 22, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar, and Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov signed a grain deal mediated by the United Nations and Turkey in Istanbul.
The deal stipulated that the Ukrainian side will have control over the ports of Odessa, Chernomorsk, and Yuzhny, from which grain exports will be organised. Aside from that, no ships other than those exporting grain and related food products and fertilisers will be permitted to dock at these ports.
At the same time, Ankara provides Bayraktar drones to Ukraine, but is also deepening its ties with Russia in the military sector.
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