BAKU: Turkey for peace that satisfies Azerbaijan

[December 08, 2004, 21:18:55]

AzerTag, Azerbaijan
Dec 8 2004

Chairman of Milli Majlis (Parliament) of the Azerbaijan Republic Murtuz
Alaskarov on 8 December has received the newly appointed ambassador
extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Turkey to Azerbaijan Turan Morali.

Congratulating the Ambassador on his mission and wishing success in
his activity, Speaker of Azerbaijan Parliament said the friendly and
fraternal relations between two the countries have ancient history,
nevertheless, after return of the national leader of Azerbaijan
Heydar Aliyev to power a new phase opened in development of the
Azerbaijan-Turkey relations. At present, President Ilham Aliyev
successfully pursues this course. Large-scale projects realized in
the region bring closer our brotherly countries and peoples.

Then, Murtuz Alaskarov updated the Ambassador on the
Armenia-Azerbaijan, Nagorny Karabakh conflict, stressed fair position
of Azerbaijan related to the issue. Speaker of Azerbaijan Parliament
expressed gratitude for position of Turkey in the mentioned problem.

Ambassador Turan Morali thanked for sincere reception and said he
would make every effort to promote development of bilateral relations
between two countries. As to the Nagorny Karabakh conflict, Turkey
will support the peace that will satisfy Azerbaijan and his country
would render any possible assistance in settlement of the conflict.

There are forces in Turkey who are interested in establishment of
economic and political links with Armenia, the diplomat said. “But
this is not official position of Turkey. Turkey will neither open
the borders, nor establish diplomatic links with Armenia until the
Nagorny Karabakh conflict found its fair solution and the refugees
and IDPs return to their homelands”, Mr. Turan Morali emphasized.

In the meeting, also were exchanged views on a number of other
questions representing mutual interest.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress