Tomato-wheat war that goes on between Russia and Turkey, Russia has won.
In the exchange of sanctions in the field of foreign trade in agricultural products, which turned into a diplomatic war between Turkey and Russia on the soil of the tomatoes and wheat, Russia got what it wanted. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said that the Russian wheat exports to Turkey will begin within a few days, and the tomato ban will last for at least three to five years.
As a result of the negotiations, which President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russia has prevailed on the question of agricultural trade. Russia secured the continuation of the ban on the import of tomatoes from Turkey and at the same time cleared the way for export of Russian wheat to Turkey. Under the agreement, Turkey will not be able to export tomatoes to Russia, but Russia will be able to export wheat in Turkey.
Will start wheat exports
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said that the problem with suspending duty-free import of wheat to Turkey, resolved, and within a few days Russia will start again to sell wheat to Turkey.
Dvorkovich, who reported on the lifting of restrictions on Russian wheat exports to Turkey, noted that the abolition of restrictions between Russia and Turkey will be completed within several days.
Tomato ban will last three to five years
According to Dvorkovich, restrictions on the import of Turkish tomatoes are not removed. Restrictions on the import of tomatoes can be stored for three to five years, but they can be more flexible, he pointed out.