President Aliyev: Coup attempt – terrible crime against Turkey’s statehood, people’s will and choice
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 16
Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev sent a letter to his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan July 16.
“Last night, I followed with great anxiety and regret the developments as a coup was attempted in Turkey,” said President Aliyev in his letter.
“On the one hand, this is a terrible crime against Turkey’s statehood, on the other hand, against the people of Turkey, its will and choice,” he added.
“The Azerbaijani people and state, which always stand by the Turkish people and state, strongly condemn this crime against the Constitution and democracy of Turkey and consider it unacceptable,” said the letter.
“I am confident that as a result of the resolute measures which you took to prevent the coup attempt demonstrating the unity of the people and government of Turkey, the situation in the brotherly country will soon normalize,” said the Azerbaijani president.
“Dear brother, on behalf of the people of Azerbaijan and on my own behalf, I extend my deep condolences to the families and loved ones of the martyrs who gave their lives while preventing the coup attempt, and wish the injured the swiftest possible recovery,” he added.