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Azerbaijani MPs to visit Turkey

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Baku, August 25, AZERTAC

An Azerbaijani parliamentary delegation led by Speaker Ogtay Asadov will pay a visit to Turkey to attend the opening ceremony of a third bridge linking the European and Asian continents in Istanbul.

The Yavuz Sultan Selim bridge, built above the Bosphorus, was named after 16th century Ottoman Sultan Selim I, whose rule marked the expansion of the burgeoning world power in the Middle East. The bridge is 1.4 kilometer long (0.9 mile) and 59 meters wide and boasts eight road lanes as well as two rail tracks.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Binali Yildirim will participate in the ceremony.

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