Turkey's Erdogan, Ukraine's Zelenskiy discuss extended grains deal - Turkish presidency

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy shakes hands with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan before a meeting, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Lviv, Ukraine August 18, 2022. Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS

ANKARA, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan talked on the phone with Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskiy and congratulated each other for the extension of a U.N.-brokered grains deal, Erdogan's office said.

Erdogan told Zelenskiy that both the grains deal and the prisoner exchange between Russia and Ukraine were positive experiences, and that the "extension of this understanding to the negotiation table" would benefit all parties.

Reporting by Ece Toksabay; Editing by Toby Chopra

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