Azerbaijani lands were liberated from occupation thanks to the strength of the army and the leadership of President Ilham Aliyev – Turkish Ambassador

It is very important to talk about the 44-day war….National leader Heydar Aliyev bequeathed to liberate Karabakh, and thanks to the strength of the Azerbaijani army under the leadership of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief, President Ilham Aliyev, these lands were liberated from occupation.

Turkish Ambassador to Azerbaijan Jahit Bagchi said this….

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During the 44-day World War II*, Turkey provided Azerbaijan with both political and moral support….Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told the world that he supports Azerbaijan in its just struggle to restore territorial integrity.

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Speaking about the Shusha Declaration, the Ambassador noted that this document is as important as the Treaty of Kars signed 100 years ago.

“The Shusha Declaration is a step focused on the future of relations between Azerbaijan and Turkey. The declaration provides for two key aspects: firstly, to bring relations between Azerbaijan and Turkey to the level of strategic alliance….”

*As the term Great Patriotic War, the expression formerly used by the Soviet Union and still by Russia for World War II, has been appropriated by Turkey and Azerbaijan in reference to last year’s war against tiny Nagorno-Karabakh, last year’s lopsided war of aggression by that logic is now a second World War II. It may in fact prove to be the opening salvo in World War III.