MP: Mehmet Ali Birand's position directed against not only Azerbaijan but Turkey
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 1 / Trend M. Aliyev /
"I do not think Mehmet Ali Birand real Turk. It seems he has mixed blood. His position is directed not only against Azerbaijan, but also against Turkey," Azerbaijani MP, editor-in-chief of "Azerbaijan" newspaper, Bakhtiyar Sadigov told Trend.
He said that Birand's actions testify that this person is sponsored by the Armenians. He achieves recognition of the "Armenian genocide" with the support of his patrons. His activity poses a threat to the whole Turkey, he said.
Strengthening of the Turkish-Azerbaijani relations, strong rebuff of the two countries towards pressure from certain centers of power, the basic position of the fraternal countries cause serious concern of Turkey's and Azerbaijani opponents, MP said.
Turkish journalist Birand conducts anti-Azerbaijani propaganda for a long period. Azerbaijani press responded by sound arguments on the author's claim of an article published April 15 in the newspaper "Hurriyyet". The following article dated April 28 shows that Birand was instructed to conduct "revision" of Azerbaijani-Turkish relations, make a possible blow on fraternal relations, Sadigov said.
Any action against Azerbaijan, until there is the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and especially when the Armenians are trying to achieve recognition of the "Armenian genocide" is directed against Turkey, MP said.
"If he supports the Armenians, knowing about it, it means that he is an enemy of Turkey," Sadigov said.
Editor-in-chief of Azerbaijani newspaper regretted that Turkish intellectuals, people who love Azerbaijan, provide the platform for such a man, thus contributing to Birand's free briefing by Armenia.
"Turkey has become a powerful state, capable to resist U.S. pressure. Today, the friendship of Turkey and Azerbaijan is particularly important. We must act together in all issues. We have successfully withstood the test of history, proving by own blood, that no cunning plan can not separate the peoples of Azerbaijan and Turkey ", Sadigov said.