Dear Sevket Demirel,
I was deeply saddened by the news of the death of your elder brother, a true friend of the Azerbaijani people Suleyman Demirel.
He was a prominent statesman who earned great respect and reputation in the world, a noble man who dedicated all his power to selflessly serving fraternal Turkey.
Friendship between the two great sons of our people – Heydar Aliyev and Suleyman Demirel - will be etched on our minds.
On my own behalf and on behalf of our family, I extend my deepest condolences to you and your family.
May Allah rest his soul in peace!
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Baku, 17 June 2015
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