Monument to founder of Turkish Republic opened in Baku
A monument to the founder of the Turkish Republic Mustafa Kemal Ataturk has today been inaugurated in Azerbaijan's capital, Baku, AzerTAj state news agency reported.
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and first lady Mehriban Aliyeva and Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his spouse Emine Erdogan attended the unveiling ceremony, which also brought together state and government officials, MPs, scientists and members of the general public.
A ceremonial guard of honor was lined up for the ceremony in a park in Baku`s Nasimi district.
The Azerbaijani President and Turkish Prime Minister delivered remarks at the ceremony.
President Ilham Aliyev and Recep Tayyip Erdogan unveiled the monument and put a wreath at its foot.
The Azerbaijani President and Turkish Premier then posed for photographs together with their spouses in front of the monument.