Int’l community must support Azerbaijan: Turkish FM

Ankara: While Azerbaijan is liberating its lands, the Turkish delegation arrived in Baku to support Azerbaijan, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said.
Cavusoglu made the remark at the briefing with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov.
“We will always be close to Azerbaijan,” the Turkish foreign minister added.
Cavusoglu reiterated to the entire world community that Nagorno-Karabakh region is part of Azerbaijan.
“The occupied territories have not been liberated, the relevant resolutions on this issue have not been fulfilled so far,” the Turkish foreign minister said. “Over a million of our Azerbaijani brothers and sisters are waiting to return to their houses. Armenia attacked a number of settlements.”
“The Armenians driven into a corner are shelling even settlements, Absheron was shelled,” Cavusoglu said. “This is a war crime, an indicator of Armenia’s weakness. But Azerbaijan has never targeted civilians. This is the main difference between Azerbaijan and Armenia. The international community must support Azerbaijan.”
Meanwhile, We are even ready to start working on a ceasefire if we are given the dates for the withdrawal of the Armenian armed forces from our lands, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said in his interview to TRT Haber (News) TV channel.
“But we must also remember that restoring the ceasefire is not an easy task because a ceasefire is not restored unilaterally. There are very serious battles at the moment. Both sides should tell their soldiers and officers on the ground. One side may follow it, but the other may not. So it is a very difficult process. But if we are given the dates for the withdrawal, of course, we will give this instruction. Then, if the co-chairs of the Minsk Group and other countries, if possible, join it, the ceasefire can be restored and thus the fighting can be stopped,” the head of state said.
“Turkey is a strong state, a country with great potential in the world, it is our neighbor, the neighbor of Armenia, the neighbor of the South Caucasus.
Therefore, of course, Turkey must be active in this process, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our Turkish brothers on my own behalf, on behalf of the Azerbaijani people, especially my dear brother, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Turkey’s support from the first hours is of special importance.
It is not just support for their brothers.
This is why we, all the people of Azerbaijan, express deep gratitude for this. At the same time, Turkey’s determination is very important so that these battles do not escalate. Turkey has said that we stand by Azerbaijan, we are with Azerbaijan until the end.–Agencies