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Turkey reaps rewards in international standing as first grain ship leaves Ukraine 

Turkey's diplomatic mediation between Ukraine and Russia could mitigate impact of global food crisis.
Bulk carrier M/V Razoni, carrying a cargo of 26,000 tonnes of corn, leaves the Ukraine port of Odesa en route to Tripoli.

ISTANBUL — The first grain ship to leave Ukraine since the Russian invasion departed from the port of Odesa on Monday under a deal brokered by Turkey and the United Nations last month. 

The apparent success of the July 22 agreement between Ukraine, Russia, Turkey and the UN raised Ankara’s standing on the world stage, as well as that of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to analysts. 

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