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A spokesman for the ruling Justice and Development Party, led by Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said on Monday that the Turkish president will visit Russia soon to discuss an agreement that allowed the export of Ukrainian grain through the Black Sea.
The grain deal, which was brokered by the United Nations and Turkey, lasted a year, but ended after Moscow withdrew last month.
Ankara is trying to persuade Russia to return to the agreement under which the three ports of Odessa sent grain shipments estimated at tens of millions of tons during the Russian war.
Russian forces have been targeting Ukrainian ports with a barrage of missiles and suicide drones since the agreement expired.
Omer Celik, a party spokesman, said Erdogan would visit the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi "soon", but did not specify if Erdogan would meet Russian President Vladimir Putin.
"After this visit, there may be developments and new stages may be reached regarding" the grain agreement, Celik told reporters.
The Kremlin said on Friday that there is an understanding that they will meet face to face soon.
Bloomberg quoted two unidentified sources as saying that Erdogan is expected to meet Putin in Russia next week, and the date may be on September 8, before Erdogan travels to India to attend the G20 summit.