Azerbaijan's MP criticizes countries for not supporting Turkey following terror attack
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 16
By Ilhama Isabalayeva - Trend:
Following the terrorist attacks in Paris, presidents and representatives of some countries visited France and condemned terrorism, but did not do the same after the terror attack in Turkey, Azerbaijani MP Musa Gasimli told Trend.
Speaking about the visit of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev to Ankara following the terror attack there, Gasimli said it was a certain message to the presidents of those countries, which should have supported Turkey.
A car bomb exploded in Ankara on March 13, near a crowded bus stop. The explosion killed as many as 37 people, 125 more got injured.
"First of all, President Aliyev once again demonstrated that Azerbaijan and its people support Turkey and fraternal Turkish people in difficult days," Gasimli said.
Gasimli said that Azerbaijan has always adequately reacted to the unjustified attacks against Turkey.
"Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan made certain statements against Turkey during a meeting as part of the EU's Eastern Partnership program several years ago," he said. "President Aliyev immediately responded to President Sargsyan in a worthy manner."
The Azerbaijani MP said that President Aliyev stressed that it is impossible to associate Islam with terrorism.
"Some countries have presented Islamophobia as their state policy," he said. "This approach is fully wrong, because Islam is a religion of peace. Azerbaijan has become a model of the interreligious and intercultural dialogue. The world has a lot to learn from Azerbaijan."