Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will pay his third visit to Azerbaijan in the last year.
According to the data received, the one-day visit of the head of the Turkish state to Azerbaijan is scheduled for Tuesday, October 26.
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev will meet the Turkish leader with an official ceremony.
Erdogan will take part in the opening ceremony of Fizuli International Airport – the first air harbor in the Karabakh region of Azerbaijan, liberated from the Armenian occupation.
The ceremony program includes a speech by the head of the Turkish state.
The Turkish President made the previous two visits to Azerbaijan on December 9, 2020 and June 15, 2021.
During his visit to Azerbaijan last December, Erdogan met with President Aliyev.
The head of the Turkish state visited the grave of the national leader of Azerbaijan, the late President Heydar Aliyev, as well as the Martyrs’ Alley [место захоронения жертв событий 20 января 1990 года и погибших в Карабахской войне. Шехид – погибший на войне против врагов, сражаясь за свою веру, родину, честь, семью] and Memorial to Turkish soldiers in Baku.
In addition, on December 10, Erdogan took part in the Victory Parade on the occasion of the liberation of Azerbaijani territories from the Armenian occupation.
Speaking at the parade, the Turkish leader noted that “the goal of both Turkey and Azerbaijan is to make this land more developed and more suitable for the life of our children.”
“Turkey and Azerbaijan will continue to overcome difficulties and achieve new successes while standing shoulder to shoulder,” Erdogan said.
Turkish leader visits Shusha – a symbol of Karabakh
The head of the Turkish state made his second visit to Azerbaijan on June 15, 2021.
President Aliyev met his colleague with an official ceremony. The two leaders visited the city of Shusha, a symbol of Karabakh, liberated from the 28-year-old Armenian occupation.
Erdogan’s visit to liberated Shusha as President of Turkey also testified to Ankara’s strong support for independence, inviolability of borders and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan.
During the visit, Erdogan and Aliyev signed the Shusha Declaration.
The declaration touches upon many important issues, such as military, defense technologies, energy, transport, economic and humanitarian ties.
Erdogan made important messages to the world community
The declaration emphasized that the baseless accusations against Turkey against Armenia and attempts to distort history damage peace and stability in the region.
It was stated that the opening of the Zangezur corridor connecting Turkey and Azerbaijan, and the Nakhchivan-Kars railway will contribute to the development of relations.
During the visit, Erdogan also addressed the Azerbaijani parliament.
“Not only Azerbaijan will benefit from peace and tranquility in the Caucasus, but all the countries of the region, including Armenia, and the whole world as a whole,” the Turkish leader emphasized during his speech.
The head of state also visited the Alley of Martyrs and the Memorial to Turkish Soldiers, laid carnations at the graves of martyrs.
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