BAKU: Turkish, Azeri presidents sign declaration on Karabakh

Turkish, Azeri presidents sign declaration on Karabakh

Turan news agency, Baku
13 Apr 04

Ankara, 13 April: A meeting of the Azerbaijani and Turkish presidents
was held in Ankara today as part of Azerbaijani President Ilham
Aliyev’s official visit to Turkey. After the presidents’ 30-minute
meeting in private, the talks continued at the level of delegations.

In his statement for the press, Turkish President Ahmet Necdet Sezer
said Ankara attached special importance to relations with Baku and
intended to maintain the relations on this level. Touching on the
Karabakh theme, Sezer said that Turkey believes that the conflict must
be resolved peacefully in accordance with the principles of
Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity and international law.

Ankara will do everything in its power to turn the South Caucasus
region into an area of peace and cooperation, Sezer said.

Ilham Aliyev, in turn, said Azerbaijan had always felt Turkey’s
support and help and appreciated them. In his view, there are reasons
to make these strategic partnership relations even deeper and

After the meeting, a joint declaration was signed reflecting the
thesis that the Karabakh conflict must be resolved in line with the
principle of Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity.

The declaration also says that Turkey and Azerbaijan intend to develop
their cooperation in the political and economic areas, especially in
the energy sector.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS