Turkey to increase food stocks due to global risks – Yeni Akit

Turkish authorities have decided to increase food reserves due to global warming and the situation in Ukraine, the Yeni Akit newspaper has said.


According to the published information, Ankara intends to minimise the possible effects of global climate change and the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

“In this regard, the Turkish Grain Council will annually organise stocks of wheat in the amount of at least 1.5 million tonnes, barley – 250 thousand tonnes, corn – 150 thousand tonnes and rice – 50 thousand tonnes in case of unforeseen situations,” the material says.

From the budget for the creation of food reserves will be allocated five billion liras (154 thousand dollars – ed.), follows from the publication.

Earlier, Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan, who is on a visit to China, said that Ankara wants to join BRICS, this issue will be discussed at the meeting of ministers of the association in Nizhny Novgorod.