The Azerbaijani people are looking forward to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s attendance at the upcoming military victory parade to celebrate the liberation of Nagorno-Karabakh from three decades of Armenian occupation, The Daily Sabah writes.
Erdogan will travel to Baku Wednesday for an official two-day visit. He is expected to attend the victory parade on Dec. 10, visit the grave of former President Haydar Aliyev and pay his respects at the martyrs’ cemetery in Baku.
He will also hold a meeting with President Ilham Aliyev to discuss the latest situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, the Turkish-Russian agreement for an observation center to monitor the cease-fire, bilateral ties, economic relations and cooperation in the energy and defense sectors.
According to Anadolu Agency (AA), Azerbaijanis see Erdoğan’s participation as a clear display of the fraternity and solidarity between the two countries.
The streets of Baku have been adorned with Turkish and Azerbaijani flags to celebrate the victory, while other preparations are underway for the parade.
Azerbaijani citizen Abulfet Guliyev told AA that he is proud of Erdoğan and that his visit would show the whole world that Turks support each other.
Baku resident Haji Babayev also said Erdogan’s support during the 44-day war proves that the two countries are indeed brothers.
“We are proud of Erdogan. His supporting actions are priceless,” he said.
Another Baku resident, Sevinc Jaferova, highlighted that Turkey has politically and militarily supported Azerbaijan, and they are grateful for the support.
“Erdoğan is more than welcome. The Turkish army should also come to Karabakh so things can recover faster,” Nermine Muslumova said.
Other Azerbaijani citizens also expressed their appreciation of Turkish support, as they hailed the brotherhood between the two countries.