The person responsible for the 11-minute deactivation of President Donald Trump’s Twitter account in early November was a third-party contract employee who worked for Twitter’s Trust and Safety operations team in the San Francisco area. Getty Images

President Donald Trump's Twitter account was deactivated Nov. 2 for 11 minutes and the world had since been searching for the social network company’s so-called rogue employee, who carried out the deed as a parting gesture on his last day at work.

Finally, after numerous days of digging by journalists around the world, the man behind the deactivation has been found. His name is reportedly Bahtiyar Duysak, who came forward and spoke in an interview Wednesday. He described the situation as basically "a mistake."

Duysak was a third-party contract employee, who had been working for Twitter’s Trust and Safety operations team in the San Francisco area. He had been on the job for four months and part of his responsibilities had been to deal with alerts reporting bad behavior, other forms of harassment and offensive or illegal tweets.

Shortly before the end of his last day, a report on Trump's twitter account came in. Almost as an afterthought and without thinking of the consequences, Duysak went ahead and set the procedures in motion in order to deactivate the account, not believing that it actually would be Trump’s official account, TechCrunch reported.

Several hours after he had deactivated the account, he realized he had made a “mistake,” especially after he saw several news reports about it. Duysak claimed he never thought Trump’s account would actually get deactivated, mainly because of a policy Twitter has in place, which protects tweets that are considered newsworthy even if they might violate its terms of service.

TechCrunch was the first to report the contractor Duysak's role in deactivating Trump's Twitter account. Duysak told the news website he was temporarily employed at Twitter through the contracting service Pro Unlimited, which is known to provide staffing services to dozens of Silicon Valley companies for tasks like content review.

Duysak, who is originally from Germany, is said to have a master's in banking and finance from University of Birmingham in England and completed a postgraduate program at California State University, East Bay, in Hayward, California, according to a person close to him, Buzzfeed News reported. Duysak was also the head of the university's Turkish Student Association and also a member of the school’s startup scene.

Duysak, who is currently in Germany, attempted to maintain a low profile for a while but finally decided to reveal himself in order to clear the air.

"I want to continue an ordinary life. I don’t want to flee from the media," he told TechCrunch. "I didn’t do any crime or anything evil, but I feel like Pablo Escobar, and slowly it’s getting really annoying."

Duysak said he is not interested in a career in tech anymore and is more likely to consider a job in finance.

He was quick to add: "But I love Twitter, and I love America."

The legal ramifications, if there might be any, of Duysak’s actions are unclear as of yet. Twitter did not comment on the level of access the contractor had to the president’s account and personal information, and it has not yet indicated whether it will pursue any form of legal action now or in the future against the former employee.