Turkish Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoglu announced that so far more than 15 million tons of agricultural products have been transported through the "grain corridor" from Ukrainian ports, Anadolu Agency reported.

On July 22, Turkey, the United Nations, Russia and Ukraine signed an agreement in Istanbul to resume grain exports from three Ukrainian Black Sea ports.

Exports were suspended in February because of Russia's war on Ukraine.

Days before the agreement was scheduled to expire on November 19, it was extended by another 120 days.

Karaismailoglu recalled that the "grain agreement" for the delivery of agricultural products from the ports of Ukraine was the result of the active diplomacy of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

According to the minister, from August 1 to December 25, 585 cargo ships left the ports of Ukraine.

A total of 15.80 million tons of 13 types of agricultural products were transported along the "grain corridor", he said.

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Karaismailoglu noted that 171 ships have arrived in Turkish ports.

"Fifteen percent of all products exported through the "grain corridor" were delivered to Turkey.

12 percent were sent to African countries, 29 percent to Asia, 44 percent to Europe,” he said.

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