Kocaeli, Turkey – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made important statements at the 7th ordinary provincial congress of the AK Party Kocaeli held at the International Exhibition Center. President Erdogan said: “I begin my words by congratulating my Azerbaijani brothers on the victory in Shusha. The joy of our Azerbaijani brothers is our joy,” he said.
President Erdogan made important statements in Kocaeli. “I want to start by congratulating the victory of our Azerbaijani brothers in Shusha, who are fighting to save 7 cities and Nagorno-Karabakh occupied by Armenia, “President Erdogan said.
- The liberation of Shusha is also a sign that the rest of the occupied territories are close to being liberated.
- Our brothers, who have been neglected, deceived by the Minsk trio for 30 years and whose fate has been unknown for 30 years at the table, were patient and triumphed by saying ‘men sabera zafera’ at the end of all this patience. The joy of our Azerbaijani brothers is our joy.
- The liberation of Shusha is also a sign that the rest of the occupied territories are close to being liberated. The joy of our Azerbaijani brothers, who have liberated their occupied cities and Karabakh step by step, is our joy.”
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Erdogan congratulates Azerbaijani people on victory of Shusha
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan congratulated Azerbaijan on the liberation of the strategically important city of Shusha.
“Liberation of Shusha city also implies that liberation of remaining occupied territories is in sight,” Erdogan said at the 7th regular provincial congress of ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party in the northwestern Kocaeli province.
He also said Turkey shares the happiness of Azerbaijani people, who have been liberating their occupied cities and Karabakh step-by-step.
President Erdogan congratulates Baku for liberating Shusha from Armenia
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan congratulated Azerbaijan on Sunday over its Shusha victory in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, vowing to support Baku in its fight against Armenian occupation.
Earlier, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev announced that the army liberated Shusha from Armenian occupation.
Shusha holds critical importance in the overall liberation of the occupied Nagorno-Karabakh region.
About 20% of Azerbaijan’s territory – including Nagorno-Karabakh and seven adjacent regions – have been under Armenian occupation for nearly three decades.
Turkey has supported Baku’s right to self-defense and demanded the withdrawal of Armenia’s occupying forces.
Multiple UN resolutions also call for the unconditional withdrawal of the invading forces.
Turkish officials on Sunday welcomed Azerbaijan’s liberation of the city of Shusha from Armenia’s occupation.
Vice President Fuat Oktay said the establishment of sovereignty is an important development and good news for Azerbaijan.
“Shusha is liberated from the Armenian occupation. Congratulations on your victory, my dear brother (country),” Oktay said on Twitter.
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu also celebrated the news of Shusha, which he called the capital of culture.
“On National Flag Day, the glorious Azerbaijani flag will fly over Shusha forever. Live in happiness with your tricolor flag, Azerbaijan,” he said.
Presidential Spokesperson Ibrahim Kalın shared his congratulations on the liberation of the strategically important city on Twitter.
Omer Celik, the spokesperson for the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party), also expressed happiness over the Shusha victory.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan congratulated Azerbaijan on the capture of the city of Shusha – a key one in Nagorno-Karabakh. This was announced on Sunday, November 8, 2020.
“The liberation of Shushi is a symbol of the soonest liberation of the remaining occupied lands of Azerbaijan. The joy of the brothers in Azerbaijan, who step by step liberate the cities and villages occupied by the Armed Forces of Armenia, is also the joy of Turkey! ”Erdogan said.
The Turkish leader also noted that for 30 years Azerbaijan was deceived in the negotiations on Karabakh, which were held under the auspices of the OSCE. “Our brothers remained patient and, finally, began to solve the issue on their own, achieving the desired victory,” the politician rejoiced.
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President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said that Shusha is now under the control of Azerbaijani troops. At the same time, the Armenian Ministry of Defense refutes these words and claims that “hard and decisive” battles in the city continue.
The seizure of Shushi opens up opportunities for Azerbaijan for direct shelling of the NKR capital Stepanakert and seizing the route connecting Karabakh and Armenia. The fact that the front line approached almost close to the settlement became known on October 29. The city has already come under fire several times since the outbreak of hostilities on 27 September.
A sharp intensification of hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh has been observed since October 26 after the breakdown of the next, third truce, established at a meeting of representatives of Baku and Yerevan in Washington. The parties regularly accuse each other of shelling civilians.