İhsan Doğramacı

Former Chairman of Türkiye-Azerbaijan Friendship, Cooperation, and Solidarity Foundation

Heydar Aliyev is one of the rare statesmen of our time. Throughout his turbulent life, Heydar Aliyev always thought about his people and his homeland. He fought for strengthening the independence of Azerbaijan and the happiness of its people. Azerbaijan showed unparalleled sacrifices to save the motherland in its most difficult moments.

He is a great personality who never forgets Azerbaijan and Türkiye in every period of his stormy life. He is the head of state who saves his country from troubles.

I have received many great awards in my life. But I consider my friendship with Heydar Aliyev to be the greatest reward for me. For me, there is no higher award.

You are both experienced and original. Your health and existence are a blessing for Azerbaijan and for each of us.