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Britain sends Turkey a NATO warning as Boris Johnson discusses the Black Sea crisis ‘food security, defence and cooperation’

by LLB political Reporter
21st Jun 22 3:56 pm

The British Prime Minister has sent to the President of Türkiye, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan a NATO warning whilst holding urgent talks over the world’s “food security” amid the Black Sea crisis.

Boris Johnson told the Turkish President that he and the United Kingdom supports Sweden and Finland joining NATO despite Erdoğan trying to block the move in appeasement for Vladimir Putin.

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Speaking with President Erdoğan on Tuesday Johnson discussed Russia’s blockade of gain from being allowed to leave the Port of Odessa and being able to travel through the Black Sea.

The government has published a statement on Tuesday, “The Prime Minister spoke to the President of Türkiye, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, today to discuss global food security and defence and economic cooperation.

“The Prime Minister updated President Erdoğan on his recent visit to Kyiv, and the leaders agreed on the importance of ending Russia’s war of aggression and restoring Ukrainian sovereignty.

“They continued discussions on international efforts to urgently end Russia’s blockade of Ukrainian grain exports, which is hitting developing countries particularly hard.

“The Prime Minister welcomed Turkey’s ongoing leadership on this issue and commitment to keep Black Sea trade routes open.”

The government’s statement continued, “Looking ahead to next week’s NATO Summit, the Prime Minister reiterated the UK’s support for Sweden and Finland’s accession to the Alliance and agreed with President Erdoğan that all parties would continue to work together to find a path forward.

“The leaders also welcomed increased defence and security cooperation between the UK and Türkiye and raised new opportunities to deepen that partnership.

“They looked forward to continuing their discussions in Madrid next week.”

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