TURKEY ALWAYS BACKED AZERBAIJAN IN KARABAKH ISSUE AND ALWAYS WILL

Pan Armenian News
30.06.2005 08:11

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Turkey has always backed Azerbaijan in the Karabakh
issue, and it always will, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip
Erdogan stated at a news conference in Baku Thursday when summing
up the outcomes of his meeting with President I. Aliyev. "Turkey
is for settling the conflict through a dialogue but it is linked to
freeing the occupied territories," Erdogan mentioned. In his turn,
Aliyev said that the development of the relations between Azerbaijan
and Turkey are crucial not only to the two countries but they also
have an overall impact on the region. Large regional energy projects,
in which Turkey and Azerbaijan take part, "promote enhancement of
the role of the two countries in the regional relations system,"
the Azeri President said. Following their talks, Aliyev and Erdogan
signed a number of agreements on political, economic and cultural
cooperation, as well as a range of intergovernmental agreements,
the Yerkir newspaper reported.