Basing ourselves on parallels between what is happening is Azerbaijan and what change of regime] has happened in post-Soviet republics, it is possible to rule out any possibility of a velvet revolution in Azerbaijan. So said AzerbaijanвЂ™s President Ilham Aliyev in his June 28 interview with CNN TurkвЂ™s news coordinator, Gurkan Zengin.
вЂњRelying on love and respect of the people of Azerbaijan [towards me], I meet my obligations fearlessly and with confidence,вЂќ Aliyev stressed. He also added that every nation has its own history. вЂњTherefore domestic political processes differ from one country to another.вЂќ
Aliyev said that the change of leadership in the Ukraine is the result of the accumulated problems between the people and authorities. вЂњThere is no ground for orchestrating any revolution in Azerbaijan,вЂќ the president said.
He also noted that there is minimal foreign influence on AzerbaijanвЂ™s interior. According to Aliyev, frequent visits to Turkey by Azeri opposition leaders donвЂ™t cause any concern in the ruling circles, as вЂњthey [opposition] are not serious rivals to the ruling authorities.вЂќ
Meanwhile, Aliyev also touched the current process of peaceful talks over the resolution of the Armenian-Azerbaijani ethnic conflict over Karabakh. According to Aliyev, the results of the latest round of talks are вЂњencouraging.вЂќ
Aliyev thinks that there is not any other way for the Armenian side out of the conflict rather than moving on talks. вЂњAzerbaijan is ready to grant the Armenian community in Karabakh privileged rights and security guarantees. I am sure that the given problem will be settled in this context,вЂќ Aliyev stressed, noting that he вЂњbelieves the resolution of the Armenian Azerbaijani conflict will be possible without any bloodshed.вЂќ