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Turkish FM: 'My friends Kamaladdin Heydarov and Farhad Ahmedov reconciled us with Russia'

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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in an interview to Sputnik Turkey spoke about reconciliation between Ankara and Moscow, as well as the intermediaries, thanks to whom this reconciliation took place.

According to Cavusoglu, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, head of Dagestan Ramazan Abdullatipov, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev and former Russian senator Farhad Ahmedov have made a personal contribution to the elimination of the crisis in relations between the two countries.

'We have repeatedly talked about the role of Nursultan Nazarbayev, which he played in the final stage of the reconciliation process. The same efforts were made by Ilham Aliyev. Both Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan are fraternal countries for Turkey,' Cavusoglu said.

Cavusoglu said that in addition to President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, his role in the reconciliation of the two countries have played Azerbaijani ministers too. In this regard, he named Elmar Mammadyarov and Kamaladdin Heydarov.

'In Azerbaijan, I have a friend, Minister of Emergency Situations Kamaladdin Heydarov. He organised a meeting with our Russian friends, and we informally discussed the steps that could be taken,' Cavusoglu said.

Speaking about the role of businessman Farhad Ahmedov in reconciliation between Ankara and Moscow, Cavusoglu said that Ahmedov had met with Erdogan and asked him to write a letter to the Russian president.

'I also have a friend Farhad Ahmedov, a former Russian senator, whom I know since my work in PACE. Farhad grew up in Russia, grew stronger in economic terms and even was a senator. Then he returned to Azerbaijan. He very much loves Azerbaijan, Turkey and Russia. He was also in close contact with Putin and knows him well.

Farhad Akhmedov offered our president to write a letter to Vladimir Putin. He said that a letter will be more effective than numerous meetings of Turkish and Russian delegations. If we look at the contents of the letter, we will see that it reflects what Farhad Ahmedov said. Proposals by Farhad Ahmedov as a man, who knew Putin as a close friend, were very valuable,' Cavusoglu said.

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