Azerbaijan Accomplished Target to Make Sure Turkey Plays Equal Status With Russia in Karabakh: Aliyev

Azerbaijan Accomplished Target to Make Sure Turkey Plays Equal Status With Russia in Karabakh: Aliyev

In its meeting with top Turkish officials on Tuesday, Azerbaijan has always highlighted the Turkish position as an equally significant mediator for the dispute between Nagorno and Karabakh and has successfully achieved that aim.


After the deal signed to end the almost 3 decades of illegal Armenian forces invasion of Nagorno-Karabakh, a group of top Turkish officials visited Aliyev.

The official visit in Baku involved Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, Ground Forces Commander Ümit Dündar and Hakan Fidan, the head of the MIT.

Aliyev was the first to thank Turkey for his assistance since Azerbaijan prevailed in Nagorno-Karabakh.

“In all these 44 days of actions, we have always felt the support of brotherly Turkey – of all the citizens of Azerbaijan. Turkish television channels were incredibly warm after the declaration had been signed yesterday.

Aliyev said he had always expected Turkey and Russia to take an equal part in the conflict, and this goal was finally reached, taking into account the question of a joint ceasefire control center that would be controlled by Turkey and Russia.

Çavuşoğlu congratulated Aliyev on Erdogan’s behalf, he and the Turkish government, when he spoke at the reception.

He said to his relatives, and to the enemies as well, “Your victory is our victory; the armies of Azerbaijan under your command proved what they might.”

Çavuşoğlu noted that dialogue would take place between the Turkish delegation and their Azerbaijani counterpart on possible measures including setting up a joint monitoring center.

Akar congratulated the victory of Azerbaijan in a Defense Ministry visit.

Akar visited the defense ministry of Azerbaijan in the Baku capital and praised the liberation of Armenian occupation territories.

“This operation is an awaking … The Azerbaijani army has shown their strength to the entire world,” Akar said.

The ties between Azerbaijan and Turkey will last forever, he added. Azerbaijan and Turkey are Turkish nations and share a close political, historical, and cultural bond.

Hasanov was also thankful for the continued sponsorship of Turkey.

Russian President Vladimir Putin reported earlier Tuesday that Azerbaijan and Armenia had decided to end the Nagorno-Karabakh war between the two former Soviet republics.

Aliyev praised the agreement as a win for the country and said that the military success of Baku allowed the country to take possession of its territories for three decades.

The Turkish leadership has welcomed the ceasefire, which is what Azerbaijan considers a “great success.”

Azerbaijan-Armenia relations have been strained since 1991 with regard to Nagorno-Karabakh, but new confrontations have broken out on 27 September.

Shusha’s latest conquest marked an important success for the Azerbaijani forces, who have progressively gained from newly-fought Nagorno-Karabakh against Armenian separatist soldiers a month earlier.

Because of its strategic position, about 10 km south of Khankendi (Stepanakert), and on the routes connecting the city to Armenia, it plays a major military role.