By Akbar Mammadov
A group of servicemen led by Chief of the Military Academy of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces Lieutenant General Heydar Piriyev and a delegation led by Turkish Ambassador Erkan Ozoral have visited the Alley of Martyrs and the Turkish Martyrdom, the Defence Ministry said on September 15.
At the event, it was noted that the relations between the two countries are based on ancient history, friendly relations, and Turkey is an important partner of Azerbaijan.
It was also stressed that the cooperation between the two countries is based on fraternal relations that are constantly developing.
As part of the visit, a wreath of roses has been laid on behalf of the Defense Ministry and the Turkish Embassy in Azerbaijan, and the memory of the martyrs has been commemorated.
In the meantime, the Azerbaijani Defence Ministry organized a commemoration event in Takla village of Gobustan district near Baku on the occasion of the liberation of Baku from the occupation.
Addressing the event, Major General Rasim Aliyev, Chief of the Department of Ideological Work and Moral and Psychological Support of the Ministry of Defense, said that the Azerbaijani people have always supported Turkey, and the Turkish people have always supported Azerbaijan.
Speaking about the fraternal assistance provided by Azerbaijanis to the brotherly Turkish people in the victory of Canakkale during the First World War, as well as in the War of Independence, he reiterated that the Turkish people and state have also always shown courageous support to Azerbaijan.
In turn, Turkish Armed Forces officer Alper Karacaoglu expressed his deep gratitude to the President of Azerbaijan, including the leadership of the Defense Ministry for the respect shown to the Turkish soldiers martyred in the battles for Azerbaijan, for the eternalizing their names and the transformation of Turkish martyrs into a real tomb.
It should be noted that a series of events are being held in connection with the 102nd anniversary of the liberation of Baku in the division, formation, military units, ideological and cultural centres of the Azerbaijani Army.
Azerbaijani and Turkish Air Forces carried out demonstration flights over western Ganja city on the same day.
Earlier, the two countries' presidents exchanged letters on the occasion of the 102nd anniversary of the liberation of Baku.
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