BAKU: Heydar Aliyev Street Opens In Ankara


Nov 6 2008

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev continues his visit to Turkey.

Day.Az reports with reference to ANS-Press that today President of
Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev attended the opening ceremony of Heydar Aliyev
street in Ankara.

Along with Ilham Aliyev and his spouse Mehriban Aliyeva, the ceremony
was also attended by Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources
Hilmi Guler, his spouse Mehtap Guler, chairman of the Boyuksheher
municipality of Ankara Melik Gokchek, head of the Yenimehelle
municipality Ahmed Duyar.

Ilham Aliyev and his spouse Mehriban Aliyev visited Heydar Aliyev’s
park and put flowers to H.Aliyev’s memorial. The head of the
state further visited Heydar Aliyev’s school, locating in the same
street. Ilham Aliyev and Mehriban Aliyeva visited the classes and
talked to the teachers and pupils.

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President of Turkey Abdullah Gul stated at the reception in Ankara
arranged in the honor of President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev that he
is glad that President of Azerbaijan paid his first visit to Turkey
after his reelection, reports Day.Az with reference to the official
website of the presidential administration of Turkey.

The Turkish President congratulated Ilham Aliyev with the reelection
as a President. He noted that after gaining independence Azerbaijan won
respect in the world for its stable and attentive policy and noted that
"for this reason we recall late Heydar Aliyev". "He showed the best
direction for Azerbaijan and featured the relations between the two
countries by the phrase "one nation, two states", said Gul noting
that under Ilham Aliyev’s leadership the country attained even a
greater progress.

President of Turkey noted that after the recent events in the Caucasus
Azerbaijan and Turkey are making great efforts to establish peace
and stability in the region.

Recalling that Azerbaijan provided the strongest support to the
Caucasus Stability and Security Platform. Gul stressed the need to
settle the Karabakh problem in the framework of the legal norms and
under the UN principles.

Stating the creation of a new climate of mutual meetings, Gul
continued: "We hope and believe that all problems will be settled
in this wonderful climate and all countries will further cooperate
with each others". In the end of his speech the Turkish President
noted that Azerbaijan and Turkey has similar thoughts and demonstrate
solidarity in all issue.

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Day.Az reports with reference to Turkish Anadolu news agency that
speaking in the parliament of Turkey President of Azerbaijan Ilham
Aliyev said regarding the resolution of the Karabakh conflict that
Azerbaijanis, which were forced to flee their homes during war,
must return to Nagorno Karabakh before discussing the future status
of this occupied land.

He noted that the biggest problem of the South Caucasus is Nagorno
Karabakh conflict. "Azerbaijani lands have been under Armenian
occupation for about 20 years. Over 1,000,000 Azerbaijanis were
obliged to flee their homes and turned into refugees.

Armenia ignores the resolutions of the UN Security Council on the
liberation of the occupied lands of Azerbaijan. We hope that the
territorial integrity of Azerbaijan will be restored. For this purpose
it is necessary to put a political pressure on Armenia", announced he.

He noted that the unsettled conflict raises tensions in the region. The
President of Azerbaijan voiced satisfaction with Turkey’s approach
to their said problem.

He said Azerbaijani-Turkish relations are on the highest level
today. The President announced that Azerbaijan is getting stronger day
by day. "We have a political will and friends for this purpose. The
number of our friends is growing. But among them Turkey has a special

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"Joint efforts of Turkey and Azerbaijan are a stability factor in
the region", said President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, according
to Novosti-Azerbaijan.

"Implementation of any project either political of economic one is
impossible without our participation and consent. Energy and transport
projects, which are important both for the region and the entire world,
are successfully implemented by our initiative", he said yesterday
speaking at a reception in Ankara, organized by Turkish President
Abdullah Gul in honor of the President of Azerbaijan.

The head of the state announced that the ties between Turkey and
Azerbaijan cover all spheres and "we enjoy success in all of them".

"Our joint initiatives in the political, economic, energy and transport
spheres strengthen our countries in separate and at the same time
raise the cooperation between the countries to quite a new level of
development and lead to strengthening of stability in the region",
said Aliyev.

He noted that the success of both countries is backed my mutual
respect, will of the people of Azerbaijan and Turkey.

"Turkey always supported Azerbaijan in its hard times. But today
Azerbaijan has become stronger and is able to contribute to the
bilateral relations", noted he.

The President also highly appreciated Turkey’s role in restoration
of peace in the Caucasus, "we welcome and support this".

"We have already seen the first results of Turkey’s initiative
of Caucasus Cooperation and Security Platform. We hope that
this initiative will lead to the peaceful resolution of the
Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno Karabakh", said Aliyev
adding that on the whole "the initiatives of Turkey and Azerbaijan
are aimed only at cooperation".

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