ANKARA: Azerbaijan’s Culture Minister Anar Kerimov has said that Turkey's support for us is not new. Over a century ago, we liberated Baku with the help of the Islamic Army of Caucasus, and, recently we liberated our occupied territories again with Turkey's help and we will never forget these.
Kerimov expressed these views, while making his first official visit to Turkey, where at Ankara, he met with Turkey's communications director, Fahrettin Altun on Tuesday. According to an official statement issued from the Turkish Presidential Communications Directorate, the two sides discussed ways to improve collaboration in communication, media, culture, and cinema.
Speaking at the meeting, Altun said the "two states, one nation" motto was implemented practically in the media coverage of the recent Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Altun said that a publication prepared by the directorate in three languages on Azerbaijan's victory in Upper Karabakh is a concrete symbol of brotherly relations between the countries.
Relations between the former Soviet republics of Azerbaijan and Armenia have been tense since 1991, when the Armenian military occupied Nagorno-Karabakh, also known as Upper Karabakh, a territory recognized as part of Azerbaijan, and seven adjacent regions. Baku liberated several strategic cities and nearly 300 of its settlements and villages from Armenian occupation during this time.
At the end of meeting, Kerimov again thanked Turkey for its support in showing Armenia's attacks on civilians to the world.
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