"Karabakh has a great cultural heritage of the Azerbaijani and other Turkic peoples. During the occupation, not only 67 mosques of the Azerbaijani people were destroyed, but these mosques were turned into pigsty as an insult to the people of Azerbaijan and all Muslims, Hikmat Hajiyev, Assistant to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Head of the Foreign Policy Department of the Presidential Administration, said at a media forum of the Turkic Council in Istanbul.
The statement came from Hikmet Hajiyev, Assistant to the President of Azerbaijan - Head of the Foreign Policy Department of the Presidential Administration, speaking at the Turkish Council Media Forum in Istanbul.
"The determination of the Azerbaijani people is to rebuild Karabakh and regain Karabakh's historical prestige as one of the central points of Turkish and Islamic civilization. We are confident that the fraternal Turkish countries will also stand by Azerbaijan in this process. We will work together on this issue as well," he said.