Baku, Azerbaijan, April 28
By Seymur Aliyev - Trend:
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev's speech in Prague testifies to the level of bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and Turkey, Turkish ambassador to Azerbaijan Ismail Alper Joshgun told journalists on the sidelines of the second Global Open Society Forum in Baku on April 28.
The ambassador stressed that after this speech, he expressed his gratitude to the Azerbaijani president.
"It is necessary to stress that if unfair treatment is observed towards Azerbaijan, Turkey, the Turkic world as a whole in connection with the Turkic history in the world, then Azerbaijan and Turkey will struggle against this together, rather than alone."
While commenting on holding the second Global Open Society Forum in Azerbaijan, the ambassador said that this is the result of constantly growing international prestige of Azerbaijan.
During the Prague Summit with the participation of the heads of states and governments, dedicated to the fifth anniversary of the Eastern Partnership program, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan devoted the entire speech at the plenary session of the summit to his thoughts on the so-called "Armenian genocide".
While using the absence of Turkey at the summit, he exaggerated the issue of the so-called "Armenian genocide" and chose Turkey as a target for criticism. President Sargsyan wrongly accused Turkey of the non-constructive position on so-called "genocide" on the one hand, and closing the border with Armenia on the other hand. He added that it is unacceptable for this country to become an EU member. In his speech, the Armenian president tried to convince the participants of the meeting that the European public must take a more active position on the issue of "genocide".
While speaking at the plenary session, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev regretted that the Armenian counterpart used the opportunity to once again attack Turkey.
"It is easy to do this because there are no Turkish representatives at the moment," he added. "But I am here and I can say why the Turkish-Armenian border is closed."
Translated by NH
Edited by CN