Turkey Hails Strategic Ties with Azerbaijan

BAKU (Hurriyet)–Turkey and Azerbaijan are not only ordinary allies and neighbors, they are also two strategic partners, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Tuesday during an official visit to Baku.

“Turkey and Azerbaijan are not two ordinary friend, neighbor and brother countries, they are at the same time two strategic partners,” Davutoglu said, adding that this relationship is a fundamental foreign policy priority “embraced by everybody in Turkey.”

In Turkey, everybody has different political thoughts, however, everybody attaches importance to relations with Azerbaijan, Davutoglu said on Tuesday at a joint press conference following talks with Mammadyarov, the Anatolia news agency reported.

The Turkish Foreign Minister arrived in the Azerbaijani capital late on Monday when he flew from Damascus with his Azerbaijani counterpart, Elmar Mammadyarov. The two ministers had participated in the 36th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) held in the Syrian capital.

Davutoglu underlined that there should be no doubts about Turkey’s sensitivities concerning Azerbaijan.

“Our Azerbaijani siblings should know that Turkey will be by the side of Azerbaijan in the future as well, as it has been in history,” Davutoglu said. “Our message intended for the actors in the region, particularly intended for Armenia, is very open and clear. The region should now be cleansed of occupations, stresses and high tensions.”


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  1. Noubar Mouradian said:

    See, Turkey and Azerbaijan can not say anything about what’s going on in the neighboring countries beside Armenia and Artsakh. I think that both need to learn how to respect our territorial integrity and perhaps take some lessons on History. Davutoglu harsh tone message intended only for the actors in the region and this actors must clear the assumed occupied territory, or else. Can Turkey threaten Washington? Sure they can. Or else, we will kick you and your military bases out of Turkey, and also, if you ever tried to admit the Armenian Genocide, America, you will never ever be our friend. And this is what exactly this barbaric nation telling United States. Can they merge with Iran, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Hizballah in West Lebanon, Jordan, Sudan, Morocco, Libya etc. and turn their back on Washington? That seems what’s happening now in the regions. Again, I can be wrong. But everyone is entitle to an opinion. We must form super power nation and submit those countries that do not adhere to the rules of law.