“The relations between our countries are getting stronger every day….During the 44-day war, the whole world witnessed brotherly relations between Turkey and Azerbaijan.”
“In the early hours of the second Karabakh war, the resolute statements by my dear brother Recep Tayyip Erdogan played a great positive role. He said that Turkey stands by Azerbaijan….[It] prevented many from interfering. It was impossible to predict how some countries would behave,” said Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in his interview with CNN Turk TV channel.
“The political position of some countries during the second Karabakh war shows that they were on the side of Armenia. They were on the side of the forces of evil….[S]tatements of the President of Turkey and other high-ranking officials – defense, foreign ministers, the speaker of parliament – deterred many, of course….[M]odern weapons purchased from Turkey, including the UAVs, greatly facilitated our work….Because if we hadn’t had those weapons, our work would have been more difficult and there would have been more martyrs, of course. However, we received not only attack UAVs from Turkey, but also other weapons – “Hurricanes”, military vehicles, “Cobras”. In other words, there are many weapons, and this process continues. Turkey’s defense industry is developing very fast, and, of course, we also benefit and will benefit from it.”
“The number one goal for us was the liberation of Karabakh and East Zangazur. This was our historic mission. All our resources were mobilized,” said Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev as he was interviewed by CNN Turk TV channel.