"New negotiations between Russia and Ukraine could be held in Istanbul to re-implement the agreement on grain corridors across the Black Sea." The Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah reported this, adding that "Türkiye is working on proposals to make the corridor operational and avoid a global food crisis." According to the Daily Sabah, "proposals for a more equitable distribution of grain passing through the corridor and prioritising poor countries are also on the table." It is also worth noting that Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan will pay an official visit to Kyiv on August 25 to discuss options for re-implementing the grain deal.
Ankara's decision came at a time when Kyiv proposed an alternative route for agricultural product transportation. This will be Fidan's first visit to Kyiv as Foreign Minister, during which he will discuss bilateral issues, the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, and a peace plan for the country.