Israel, Jerusalem / Тrend corr R. Abdullayev / The Turkish Embassy in Israel intends to support and provide assistance to Diaspora projects, as well as to humanitarian and cultural programs initiated by the Congress of Azerbaijan in Middle East, Turkish Ambassador to Israel Namig Tan said at a meeting with the representatives of the Congress in Tel-Aviv on 2 December.
As for bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and Turkey, the Ambassador noted the unity of language, culture and mentality, and said that these relations are based on the principle of 'one nation, two states'. " Azerbaijan and Turkey have a common history. Our nations were living together and creating together for many centuries. Our traditions, culture, language, roots are a powerful ground for further development," the President of the Congress Alex Shapiro-Suliman said.
Turkish Ambassador highly appreciated the participation of the Congress's representatives in the 9th Meeting of Friendship, Fraternity and Cooperation of Turkic States and Communities which took place in Azerbaijan and noted that the meeting was a very prominent event for the entire Turkic world. "Today all Turkish and Azerbaijani Diaspora organizations in all countries act jointly and they stick to a unified position. In order to prevent the measures intended against Azerbaijan and Turkey they use each other's opportunities and take a rather valid joint position on important strategic issues," Tan said. He stressed that in the Congress he sees genuine representatives of the Turkic world's lobby who are ready to protect the interests of Azerbaijan and Turkey in this strategic region in the world.
According to the Turkish Ambassador, Turkey and Azerbaijan are rare countries and well-organized, well-financed Armenian lobby opposes them. "World's Armenians hold a campaign against us. They make groundless accusations and claims against us. They make hostile steps, which cannot keep us indifferent. We should be ready. We should confront it with our policy, our truth, our propaganda, our force," the Turkish diplomat said.