In October 2019, Turkish investor Emrah Kalan spent a week in Brasília to meet with senior government officials and influential members of Congress. At the time, Mr. Kalan had just made an investment in AEQ, a warhead factory valued at USD 2.2 million in the city of Quatro Barras, in the southern Brazilian state of Paraná. Soon after, Mr. Kalan was named AEQ’s vice president.
During the same trip in 2019, Mr. Kalan was introduced to senior officials at the Defense Ministry by Luiz Alberto Cezar, a Brazilian businessman who is an honorary Turkish consul in Paraná. “When Mr. Kalan…