Turkey always backed Azerbaijan, Turkish PM says

30.06.2005 17:49

YEREVAN (YERKIR) - Turkey has always backed Azerbaijan in the Karabakh
issue, and it always will, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan
told a news conference in Baku Thursday, Armenpress reported.

Erdogan is visiting Baku for talks with Azerbaijani President Ilham
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 critical not only for the two countries
but they also have an overall effect for the region.

Following their talks, Aliyev and Erdogan have signed a number of
agreements on political, economic and cultural cooperation.