Turkey says ship carrying first Ukrainian grain on track for safe arrival

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By Can Sezer and Orhan Coskun ISTANBUL (Reuters) – The first ship carrying Ukrainian grain to world markets since Russia’s invasion blocked exports more than five months ago is on track to safely arrive in Istanbul on Tuesday night, Turkey said, amid Ukrainian fears it could still run into problems. The vessel’s departure on Monday from the Ukrainian port of Odesa for Lebanon via Turkey under a safe passage deal has raised hopes of further such departures which could help ease a burgeoning global food crisis. Turkey expects roughly one grain ship to leave Ukrainian ports each day as long as th…

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