Stranded teenage sailor excited at journey home from Ukraine after grain deal

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By Ece Toksabay and Ali Kucukgocmen ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Deck cadet Burak Kinayer, 19, is waiting to hear when he will set sail home to Turkey after five months of being stranded by the war in the Ukraine now a grain export deal has been signed. As clashes between Russian and Ukrainian forces echoed off the coast of Odesa last weekend, he became concerned, but Kinayer said his nervousness gave way to excitement as the Kaptan Cevdet gets ready to leave, potentially in the coming days. “The way back does not scare me,” the trainee navigational deck officer told Reuters via videolink from aboard …

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