Center for Eurasian Security and Strategic Studies director sends letter to Turkish journalist
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 1 / Trend R. Hafizoglu /
The Center for Eurasian Security and Strategic Studies director Khatam Jabbarli sent an open letter to Turkish journalist of "Hurriyyet" newspaper Mehmet Ali Birand.
In his letter Jabbarli indicated mistakes made in pro-Armenian journalist Mehmet Ali Birand's articles concerning Azerbaijan.
Strengthening of the Turkish-Azerbaijani relations, strong rebuff of the two countries towards pressure from certain centers of power, the basic position of the fraternal countries cause serious concern of Turkey's and Azerbaijani opponents.
Turkish journalist Birand conducts anti-Azerbaijani propaganda for a long period. Azerbaijani press responded by sound arguments on the author's claim of an article published April 15 in the newspaper "Hurriyyet". The following article dated April 28 shows that Birand was instructed to conduct "revision" of Azerbaijani-Turkish relations, make a possible blow on fraternal relations.
"There are many mistakes in Birand's article. There were so many mistakes that I am tired to find and correct them. If Birand wants, I can give him lessons of history and grammar of the Turkish language, at least to prevent distortion of our beautiful Turkic language and not to allow leading the society in the wrong direction. Birand made serious mistakes. He is not even able to copy. He must be more attentive. There are no such people as Azeri. There are Azeri Turks. Turkish journalist made a serious mistake. He wrote that the Azerbaijani parliament abolished the autonomous status of Nagorno Karabakh in 1989", the letter says.
You can familiarize with a text of the letter via http://www.atsam.org/mehmet-ali-birand%E2%80%99a-acik-mektup/