Press Secretary of the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Ibrahim Kalin told the publication Hurriyett Daily News that a significant role in the normalization of relations between Ankara and Moscow after Turkish air force shot down the Russian bomber and the ensuing anti-sanctions played a few intermediaries.
According to Kalina, the restoration of relations, in particular, contributed to the Turkish businessman Javid Çağlar. The press Secretary also announced the names of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, who, according to him, in a crisis situation demonstrated “great friendship” with Turkey, and the head of Turkish General staff Hulusi ACAR.
Press Secretary of the Erdogan did not specify exactly how he called people contributed to the resolution of the conflict. He Çağlar Hurriyet said on the phone that he had “nothing to add” in addition to said Kalina.
According to senior diplomatic sources and interlocutors Hurryiett security, events developed as follows. At the end of April the chief of the Turkish General staff General Hulusi Akar has said to Erdogan that there is a channel that can be used to solve the crisis. Akar was referring to Javita of Çağlar, the head of Nergis Holding, which has a textile business in Dagestan.
Çağlar involved in politics in 1990 when he worked in the government of Turkish Prime Minister Suleyman Demirel. ACAR told Erdogan that the businessman is familiar with the head of Dagestan Ramazan Abdulatipov. The head of the Republic, in turn, has contacts with Russian President Vladimir Putin through his adviser Yuri Ushakov, said Erdogan, head of the General staff.
Kalin was appointed contact person of Turkey in the negotiations with Ushakov. He wrote a draft letter to Erdogan Putin. After that, according to Hurriyett through the Çağlar and Abdulatipov began Shuttle diplomacy, in which the text of the letter was edited several times in may and June.