Turkey ‘Will Stand Shoulder to Shoulder’ with Azerbaijan

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (left) and Azeri President Ilham Aliyev

BAKU—Turkey and Azerbaijan will work “shoulder to shoulder” to settle regional conflicts, Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Friday in Baku.

The newly-appointed Turkish leader – formerly Turkey’s foreign minister — was speaking at a joint press conference following a meeting with President Ilham Aliyev in the Azerbaijani capital Baku.

Regarding the long-running Nagorno-Karabakh dispute, Davutoglu said, “Turkey will stand by Azerbaijan’s struggle until the last centimeter of its territory is liberated.”

“Turkey and Azerbaijan will work shoulder to shoulder until the wider region is converted into a region of peace and requirements of international law are fulfilled,” he said.

“If Azerbaijan feels any pain, the same is felt in Turkey’s heart.”

The Turkish Prime Minister was referring to the most recent clashes on the border of Artsakh and Azerbaijan in late July, where a number of soldiers from the Azerbaijani side and some from the Armenian side were killed.

“When neighboring regions and the world are observed and two success stories are to be told, Turkey and Azerbaijan are the two success stories in the Middle East, Balkans, Caucasus and all Eurasia,” Davutoglu added.

The last agreement for a peaceful settlement to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict was signed in Moscow in 2008. Armenia and Azerbaijan originally signed a ceasefire in 1994 but never agreed a peace settlement. The two countries currently do not have diplomatic relations.

A ground breaking ceremony for the high-profile Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline project will be held on Saturday. Aliyev said, “September 20 is a historic day for us. We had signed the project of the 20th century 20 years ago on 20 September; we are starting the project of the 21st century in which Turkey and Azerbaijan have assumed a major role.”


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  1. Armenian said:

    This romantic pan-Turkic circle jerk is getting really boring already. I’ve never seen a group of people so obsessed with themselves and so committed to the nonsense concept that they are somehow holier and better than everyone else. Absolutely disgusting.

  2. edward demian said:

    Since they are so fond of each other, after the battle is over, w’ll let them share the same Gazach.

  3. zarkim said:

    Birds of a feather flock together.
    And so will PIGS and DONKEYS.
    RATS and SNAKES shall have their choices.
    And so shall I have mine.
    Recently Turkey has shown its true colours by supporting ISIS and Azeris have been BARKING on the twitter threatening war.

    Dear Armenians, please do not REACT each time the neighbours’s DOGS bark. It only encourages these ISHAKS.
    Americans and allies are using them both for their own (US) interests.
    Every Dog has its day effendis. Doo-dah! Doo-dah!.

  4. john goncuian said:

    Temporary illusion of satisfaction by 2 LEMON FACED B..T..DS IN.THIS MEETING. Neither Aliyev nor Davutoglu has moral compass because both constantly seek unfairness which will only lead to a dead end in disputes.

  5. GB said:

    Mr. Davoodoghloo,
    Axeri Sultan feels pain in the ass, and I wonder if you feel the same pain!

  6. mgl said:

    The world observing these two ugly heads next to each other. Armenia and Karabakh keep your borders closed from these animals and stronger.

  7. Ararat said:

    First of all, Mr. Ahmet Gotverenoglu, Karabakh has already been liberated and it is being nurtured by its indigenous Armenian care takers.

    Second of all, if we take you for your words and stand by our struggle against you Turkish mongol mutts until the last centimeter of our Armenian territory is liberated, you will either become homeless or reunite with your ancestors thousands of kilometers to the east in the steppes of Mongolia and Northern China.

    Last but not least, the last time you visited the Turkic Uyghurs in China a few years back you were very melancholy with nostalgic attachment to the land and felt like you were at home. I could not agree with you more. Be true to your words and emotions and go back home and reunite with your brethren in your ancestral homeland instead of making empty statements to the donkey-in-chief of the artificial state of Azerbaijan for cheap oil.

    Stop talking and preaching like a two-faced coward Turkish hyena and get lost uncultured, uncivilized imbecile.

  8. GeorgeMardig said:

    Davutoglu said, “Turkey will stand by Azerbaijan’s struggle until the last centimeter of its territory is liberated.”
    Going over it’s track record Davutoglu never ever has stand behind his words, the latest with Hamas that Isreal kept bombing Gaza, while forgetting the promisses he hade made to support Hamas.

  9. Alex Postallian said:

    Enough of the two real ugly turks,you will turn your paper into a comic strip..

  10. VAHAKEN said:

    In today’s Nuclear world when there is always a threat for a Global Nuclear conflict, Turkey is major threat to world peace. They encouraged the Syrian Civil war to continue and and cause so many Syrian casualties; also they have allowed ISIS fighters to infiltrate to Syria through Turkey. We Armenians should remind the Western powers that the real Enemy is Turkey and their Ottoman style Islamic atrocities now being practiced on Westerners. We should also encourage the West to reestablish friendly relations with Russia once again.