Extremely aggressive was the reception of the new Greek ambassador to Baku, Azerbaijan, Nikolaou Piperigkou by the country’s President Ilham Aliyev on Wednesday, September 2nd. The president of Azerbaijan, an ally of Turkey in all fields, treated Greece and Cyprus as hostile countries as he accused them of collaborating with Armenia. He also stressed that Azerbaijan supports Turkish research in the Eastern Mediterranean.
“We do not have active contacts with Greece at the moment and we must plan our cooperation for the future,” Aliyev initially said, adding that energy issues have a negative impact on relations between the two countries.
According to an article by ethnos.gr, the second issue raised by Ilham Aliyev was “military cooperation” between Greece, Cyprus and Armenia. He claimed that Greece cooperates militarily and supports Armenia “a country that occupies our territories, has committed genocide in Khojaly, has left millions of Azerbaijanis homeless and is destroying monuments of our culture and religion.”
“Our sister country is Turkey”
The President of Azerbaijan then argued that Azerbaijan’s policy is completely identical on all fronts with that of Turkey, including the crisis in the Eastern Mediterranean. “It is no secret that Turkey is not only our friend and partner, but a sister country to us. We support and will continue to support Turkey without any hesitation in all matters. “We have the support of our Turkish brothers in all matters and we also support them in all matters, including their research in the Eastern Mediterranean,” Aliyev said, pointing out to the new Greek ambassador that “I want you to know our position. This position has been officially announced by the government of Ajerbaijan with my instructions “, while for a farewell message he repeated the” brotherly relations of his country with Turkey”.
Thank you post from the Turkish Foreign Minister:
Çok teşekkürler Cenap Cumhurbaşkanı! Can #Azerbaycan’ın desteğinden hiç kuşku duymadık. Türkiye de Azerbaycan’ın tereddütsüz her daim yanında olacak. TEK MİLLET İKİ DEVLET! ???? https://t.co/tDIVSYqA8r
— Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu (@MevlutCavusoglu) September 2, 2020
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu was quick to congratulate the aggressive statements of the President of Azerbaijan on Twitter. “Thank you very much, dear President of the Republic! We have never felt any doubts about Azerbaijan’s support. And Turkey will always be by Azerbaijan’s side. One nation. Two states.” Çavuşoğlu wrote.