Ilham Aliyev has congratulated the President of Turkey Abdullah Gul on his country's national holiday, AzerTAj state news agency reported on Thursday.
"On my own behalf and on behalf of the Azerbaijani people, I cordially congratulate You and all Turkish people on national holiday of friendly and fraternal Turkey - Republic Day. Today, choosing a path of comprehensive development, Turkey has become a powerful state, enjoying great prestige in the world. We are rejoicing at the success and progress of Turkey, and experience boundless pride from this. Azerbaijani-Turkish friendship and brotherhood, deriving strength from our historical unity and common spiritual values, is embodied directly in the spirit and content of our relations. Due to a unified will of our peoples, these relations have risen to the level of an indestructible strategic partnership. I am confident that inherited from our great ancestors, the feelings of friendship and brotherhood will always give impetus to our joint efforts for a happy and prosperous life of our peoples and sustainable prosperity in our countries," said the message.
Ilham Aliyev wished Abdullah Gul good health and success, the friendly and fraternal people of Turkey - peace and prosperity
President Ilham Aliyev also congratulated Turkish Prime Minister
Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the national holiday.