Azeri President Aliyev welcomes Turkey's Gul in Baku

Turkish President Abdullah Gul has arrived in Baku at 16:45 hours (Turkish local time) in his private jet "ANA".

Azeri President Aliyev welcomes Turkey's Gul in Baku
Turkish President Abdullah Gul has arrived in Baku at 16:45 hours (Turkish local time) in his private jet "ANA".

Gul was welcomed to the Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport by Turkey's Ambassador in Baku Hulusi Kilic and other dignitaries.

Asked, during the flight to Baku, if his recent visit to Armenia offended Azerbaijan, President Gul said that "Azerbaijan should not have been offended. Such an act would be unfair. Turkey sacrificed its interests and gave huge support to Azerbaijan. We are part of the same nation (with Azerbaijan). I do not think that such a reality has been weakened. Just as in Turkey, there could be different thinkers in Azerbaijan. We have respect for all views."

Gul stressed that he received no "suggestion either from the United States or the European Union on his recent visit to Armenia."

President Gul would return back to Turkey on Wednesday night after holding talks with his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev.

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Güncelleme Tarihi: 11 Eylül 2008, 00:03
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