Turkey’s parliament speaker in Baku for talks

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The Turkish parliament speaker along with a delegation of deputies arrived on Oct. 18 in Azerbaijan on a three-day official visit amid the ongoing Upper Karabakh conflict.

Speaking to reporters upon his arrival at the Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport, Mustafa Şentop congratulated Azerbaijan on its 29th Independence Day.

“We stand by the just cause of Azerbaijan, we support them and that our relationship is a unique one in the context of ‘one nation, two states’,” Şentop said, adding that they will reiterate these thoughts in the upcoming meetings.

“We came with a strong, broad committee from the Turkish Grand National Assembly,” he said.

Şentop also said that Armenia is committing war crimes and its leadership could be tried by the International Criminal Court (ICC).

“Armenian forces bomb civilians, and that is a ‘war crime’ according to the Geneva Convention,” he said.

The Turkish speaker met with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on Oct. 19. During the meeting, Şentop expressed Turkey‘s support for Azerbaijan.

On Oct. 20, Şentop will address Azerbaijani lawmakers in the National Assembly.

Hurriyet Daily News

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