Baku. 13 September. REPORT.AZ/ An event was held entitled "One nation two states: Azerbaijani-Turkish brotherhood is eternal" dedicated to the 99th anniversary of the liberation of Baku by the Caucasus Islamic Army and Azerbaijani Corps.
Report informs, the event was organized by "Awareness Raising of Youth of Demobilized Soldiers" Public Union.
The Public Union Chairman Emin Hasanli spoke about the history of Azerbaijan in this period, liberation of Baku by Ottoman Empire from Armenian dashnaks. He noted that monuments to the memory of Turkish martyrs were erected in Baku and many cities of Azerbaijan.
Turkish Ambassador to Azerbaijan Erkan Özoral said that the events on September 15, 1918 were important period of the history. He mentioned that the march from Ganja to Baku in May of that year reached its goal: "This target covered not only liberation of the lands from occupation, but also ensuring the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan. Therefore, actions by the Caucasus Islamic Army are important for the entire Turkic world".
Speaking about the relations between Azerbaijan and Turkey, the diplomat stressed that there are no analogues to these relations in the world: "Many states admire these relations. It is not without reason. Today, the main factor to maintain relations between the two countries at the highest level is our spirit. We are two nations of the same history, roots and culture. Today we are one nation two states. As I have always said, Azerbaijan's power is the power of Turkey, and Turkey's is of Azerbaijan. It will remain like this as in 1918, even after a thousand years".
The ambassador said that Azerbaijan made a great work since restoration of its independence: "Today, Turkey and Azerbaijan carry out giant joint projects such as Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan, Erzurum, Baku-Tbilisi-Kars and the Southern Gas Corridor. I commemorate the martyrs who have sacrificed their lives for us to see it".
Members of the Azerbaijani Parliament (Milli Majlis) made speeches at the event.