By Vafa Ismayilova
Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov has said that Baku's liberation
from the Armenian dashnak and bolshevik occupation in 1918 reflects
the Azerbaijani-Turkish historical brotherhood.
Bayramov made the remarks on his official Twitter account on the
103rd anniversary of Baku's liberation by the Caucasus Islamic Army
led by Turkish Commander Nuru Pasha.
"The liberation of Baku from the occupation by the Caucasus
Islamic Army under the command of Nuru Pasha on September 15, 1918,
is a special day, reflecting the historical brotherhood, unity of
Azerbaijan and Turkey, support in difficult times,” Bayramov
Meanwhile, the military march was held in Shusha to mark the
Chairman of the Board of the Shusha State Reserve Department
Maftun Abbasov wrote about this on his Twitter page.
"Moments of pride. On September 15, the 103rd anniversary of
Baku's liberation from the Armenian-Bolshevik occupation is
celebrated in Shusha, which was liberated from [Armenia's]
occupation at the cost of our national army's blood. We are proud
of our national army," Abbasov tweeted.
The Caucasus Islamic Army led by Turkish Commander Nuru Pasha
together with the newly-formed Azerbaijani National Army and
volunteers liberated Baku from the Armenian and Bolshevik
occupation on September 15, 1918. Following the liberation, Baku
was declared the capital of the Azerbaijani Democratic Republic,
which became the first democratic republic in the Muslim East.
In all, 1,132 fighters of the Caucasus Islamic Army were
martyred during the liberation of Baku.
The liberation of Baku is an event of exceptional importance for
the Azerbaijani-Turkish friendship and brotherhood.
During the 44-day war with Armenia in 2020, Turkey was among the
first countries voicing political support for Azerbaijan. Turkey
also backs Azerbaijan in the restoration of the country's liberated
Military cooperation between Azerbaijan and Turkey first emerged
in 1992, with an agreement signed between the Azerbaijani and
Turkish governments on military education and weapon equipment and
deals to help strengthen the bond between the two nations.
On June 15, 2021, the two countries signed a memorandum of
alliance that cemented the existing military, political and
The Shusha Declaration on Allied Relations that President Ilham
Aliyev and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed
during the first official visit to Shusha eight months after
Azerbaijan’s victory in the war with Armenia, also focuses on
It affirms joint efforts by the two armies in the face of
foreign threats. The declaration also pledges joint efforts for the
restructuring and modernization of the armed forces. Moreover, the
two nations affirm to encourage the execution of joint projects
with the aim of developing capabilities in the field of sea, air,
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