The former head of the Department of international relations, faculty of sociology, Moscow state University, chief editor of the channel “Tsargrad” Alexander Dugin claims that he played a “key, but largely secret” role in establishing the Russian-Turkish relations. About it Bloomberg said a senior source in Ankara.
After Turkish air force shot down a Russian su-24 bomber in November 2015, Dugin used their connections in both countries to help the President of Russia Vladimir Putin and the leader of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan to end the “dangerous hatred,” said the Agency an unnamed retired Turkish General, who flew to Moscow for secret talks.
On Dugin’s role in resolving the crisis in relations between the two countries also told Bloomberg the former head of military intelligence, Turkey Ismail Beijing. According to him, it was Dugin organized a meeting with Turkish representatives with Russian officers in December 2015. As reported by Beijing during this visit, Dugin took members of the Turkish delegation in the “secret room” “secret area” where they met with the multimillionaire founder of the channel “Tsargrad” Konstantin Malofeev, which the philosopher is presented as “right hand” of Putin.
According to the interlocutor of the Agency, Malofeeva assured the Turks that Erdogan is not related to the downed aircraft and the responsibility for the incident that negatively affected relations between Russia and Turkey is based on “uncontrollable” forces in the Turkish army. It was about the supporters of the opposition preacher Fethullah Gulen, said in Beijing.
Alexander Dugin confirmed that he took an active part in the restoration of relations of Russia and Turkey. “I really initiated a lot of meetings, visits. I used all the possibilities and connections,” said Dugin.
He noted that a key role in the rapprochement of the two countries played he did not, and President Putin. “Everything in our country, the President decides. I always help our President. In this and other situations,” said Dugin.