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Baku, Azerbaijan, July 16
Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev was following the developments in Turkey throughout the whole night with anxiety and was deeply concerned over the ongoing processes, Ali Hasanov, Azerbaijani president’s aide for public and political affairs, told Trend July 16.
Azerbaijan’s president strongly condemned these developments and unequivocally assessed this as a coup attempt and as an impingement against the national interests of Turkish people, the foundations of the country’s democracy and the rule of law, added Hasanov.
“President Aliyev noted that Azerbaijan stands by Turkish state and people, fully supports the government democratically elected by the Turkish citizens, and gave necessary instructions to Azerbaijan’s relevant bodies in connection with this,” said the top official.
“Azerbaijani president welcomed the measures taken to prevent the coup attempt and stabilize the situation in Turkey. He expressed hope for the early normalization of the situation in the brotherly country,” he said.
“President Aliyev expressed condolences to the relatives of those killed as a result of the coup attempt in Turkey and wished recovery to all the injured,” added the president’s aide.