President Erdogan hails Azerbaijani counterpart Aliyev’s efforts for “a just and sustainable solution aimed at stability and peace in the South Caucasus”.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has congratulated his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev on the return of the city of Lachin, and two villages to Baku.
Erdogan expressed his appreciation for Aliyev’s efforts for “a just and sustainable solution aimed at stability and peace in the South Caucasus” over the phone on Saturday, Türkiye’s Communications Directorate said in a statement.
The Turkish leader reiterated Ankara’s support for “brotherly Azerbaijan in every situation,” and said he wished the normalisation processes between Türkiye and Armenia and Azerbaijan and Armenia to progress with the sides supporting each other.
Erdogan and Aliyev also discussed Türkiye and Azerbaijan relations and regional developments during the phone conversation.
On Friday, Azerbaijani President Aliyev announced that the country’s army has been stationed in Lachin, and that villages of Zabukh and Sus were “taken under control”.