Baku, Azerbaijan – “Our only condition is the withdrawal of the Armenian army from our territory,” Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said during a meeting with soldiers being treated at the Central Military Clinical Hospital of the Ministry of Defense. If the Armenian government complies with this condition, the wars will stop, there will be no bloodshed, there will be peace, peace will come to our region,” he said

Ilham Aliyev told the Armenian people not to be involved in the ugly affairs of the administration, saying, ”let them not send their children to the territory of Azerbaijan. What is an Armenian soldier doing in the territory of Azerbaijan? We’re fighting on our own soil. We are dying on our own land, we are wounded on our own land and we are saving our land. On the fourth day of the battle, the Azerbaijani army carried out a successful operation to liberate the strategic heights from the invaders, liberating many settlements. After a long break, we are back on this land. We must restore our territorial integrity. The Armenian people must understand that it is a crime to occupy the territory of another state for about 30 years, to destroy all buildings and historical monuments, to expel more than a million people from their homeland, to commit genocide against the Azerbaijani people. Karabakh is our own, ancient historical land,” he said.

“Instead, the Armenian Prime Minister sets us conditions. He put 7 conditions in front of us. I said a while ago that we rejected these conditions. Our only condition is the withdrawal of the Armenian army from our territory. If the Armenian government complies with this condition, the wars will stop, there will be no bloodshed, there will be peace, peace will come to our region. We want peace, we want a solution, otherwise we would not have hoped for close to 30 years of negotiations,” he said.

Aliyev, who stated that the Azerbaijani army is quite strong and equipped, continued his statements as follows:

“We must solve this problem in a way that restores historical justice. At the same time, on behalf of you and the people of Azerbaijan, I express my deep gratitude to my brother Turkey, the president, my brother Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his determined stance and message of brotherhood. Because my dear brother’s very clear words and harsh statements once again show that Azerbaijan is not alone. Turkey is with Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan is always with Turkey. I said before, I want to say again, these bloody wars are a moment of truth for us, for all the Azerbaijani people. We see who’s who. In some cases, we see that some parties who say good words and make good promises do not stand behind their words. One thing is said in words, another is done in practice. But Turkey, Pakistan and Afghanistan certainly supported Azerbaijan”