Ahmet Necdet Sezer

Former President of the Republic of Türkiye

The independent, democratic state of Azerbaijan under the commendable leadership of your great personality, has won respect throughout the world. The services of a great person like you have been invaluable in the recognition of the young Azerbaijan state and in the close connection of its economy with the world economy.

Joint projects initiated by the valuable contribution of Heydar Aliyev brought our friendly and fraternal states even much closer and proved once again that relations between our countries are built on an unshakable foundation.

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The death of Heydar Aliyev, who greatly contributed to the growth of Azerbaijan’s reputation in the international world, to the development and strengthening of friendly and fraternal relations between our countries, caused deep sorrow in the Turkish nation, as well as in Azerbaijan.

It is a great honor and happiness for me that I personally knew Heydar Aliyev, who, thanks to his visionary and talented leadership, ensured the development of Azerbaijan in all fields and helped to reach today’s prestigious position. In addition to his efforts for the peace and prosperity of Azerbaijan, Heydar Aliyev will always be remembered for his activities for turning the entire Caucasus region into a place governed by peace.