ANKARA: Turkey Reaffirms Backing Azerbaijan In Karabakh Issue

TURKEY REAFFIRMS BACKING AZERBAIJAN IN KARABAKH ISSUE

July 29 2010
Turkey

Turkish State Minister Caglayan said Turkey stood by Azerbaijan for
the return of its occupied territory and would continue to be on
Azerbaijan’s side.

Turkish State Minister Zafer Caglayan said Thursday Turkey stood by
Azerbaijan for the return of its occupied territory and would continue
to be on Azerbaijan’s side.

Speaking at the Turkish-Azerbaijani Business Forum in Baku, Caglayan
said that the world’s most important energy and transportation corridor
was in Azerbaijan.

Turkey and Azerbaijan share the same destiny. We are one single
nation incomparable to any other place in the world. We must turn
this relationship to an opportunity for further growth, Caglayan said.

It is clear that the issue of Upper Karabakh must be resolved. Turkey
makes efforts at the highest levels in the world so that this issue
gets solved. Turkey stands by Azerbaijan for the return of its occupied
territory, Caglayan said.

Today’s meeting will contribute to the increase of commercial
relations between Turkey and Azerbaijan. There are fields in which
the businesspeople of Turkey and Azerbaijan can work together in
third countries, Caglayan said.

Reminding the problems experienced vis-a-vis with visas and customs,
Minister Caglayan said that Turkey wanted to sign a free trade
agreement with Azerbaijan just as it did with Georgia.

From: A. Papazian

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