Baku, July 14, AZERTAC
Baku hosted an event “Dastan of July 15” dedicated to the anniversary of the military coup attempt in Turkey.
The event brought together Ali Hasanov, Azerbaijani president’s assistant for public and political affairs, Erkan Ozoral, Turkish ambassador to Azerbaijan, Mubariz Gurbanli, chairman of the State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations and other officials.
The event started with a minute of silence honored the memory of the martyrs who gave their lives for the independence and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan and Turkey, and then the national anthems of the two countries were played.
A film dedicated to July 15 - the Day of Democracy and National Unity, was shown and the verses from the Holy Quran were read.
Ali Hasanov read out a letter of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev addressed to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the occasion of the anniversary of the military coup attempt.
Addressing the event, Ali Hasanov noted that all that went down on July 15, 201 was very hard.
He noted that the events Azerbaijan and Turkey experienced a year ago, showcase the harsh truth.
“People dealing with politics and those looking for power must know about this,” Ali Hasanov said. “First, no one can defeat the will of people, this will be above everything, and nobody has yet succeeded in defeating it and probably will not succeed in the future, either.”
Ali Hasanov said the events that took place in Turkey couldn’t defeat the will of the people.
He added this coup was prevented by people who had risen up and given up their lives. He went on to say that those, who play with the lives of people and build political, personal interests upon lives of others, are doomed to fail.
“Those guilty of killing 250 people in Turkey have already been punished and should have been punished,” Ali Hasanov added. “The measures taken by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over the past year have given their results. Today in Turkey, the statehood, in the full sense of this word, is being strengthened, national reconciliation and solidarity are increasingly strengthening in the country, and the power built upon this national reconciliation and solidarity in Turkey is turning into a serious and strong factor both in the country, our region and the world.”
The participants viewed the exhibition arranged at the foyer of the building dedicated to the anniversary of the military coup attempt in Turkey.
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