November 21, 2012 - 16:45 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - It’s no secret that the concept "one nation with two states" is meaningful only for Baku, the latter treating Ankara as its big brother. Despite this, Turkey queens it over Azerbaijanis and is unlikely to make any sacrifices.
Turkish citizens’ reaction to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s cynical statements on Armenia can be brought as a proof.
Aliyev earlier dubbed “Armenia a country of no value, a colony, an outpost run from abroad.” Moreover he called Armenia “territory artificially created on ancient Azerbaijani lands.”
“Azerbaijan grows stronger and more powerful with every passing year, while Armenia weakens and declines every year," Azeri leader said.
Meanwhile, Turkish readers’ reaction to Aliyev’s remarks surprised Baku.
“Not very statesmanlike behavior. His dad was a smart man, but Ilham did not get any of his tact and diplomacy and he is dragging Turkey down with him,” a Hurriyet Daily News reader commented on Aliyev’s statement.
“This guy is nothing but a threat to the regional peace. Don't forget that he is responsible for the failure of Armenian-Turkish rapprochement,” another comment reads.
Another Turkish reader posted the following comment, “With oil declining 8% again this year in Azerbaijan, hysteria is the only way Aliyev can maintain power. Most industry analysts agree that Azeri oil output picked about 3 years ago and oil production will decline every year. Yes, oil made lots of money for some Azeris, but most of the regular population still lives in poverty. Not saying that Armenia is paradise on earth, but regular Azeris have just as much problems as Armenians do.”
Armenian National Assembly vice speaker Eduard Sharmazanov dubbed Aliyev “totalitarian leader of a totalitarian country.”
“Aliyev shows by his cynical remarks that there are still supporters of fascism in the 21st century, and that this ideology flourishes thanks to leaders like him,” parliament vice speaker said, adding that Aliyev’s statement is reminiscent of the 1930s-1940s and Nazi leader Adolf Hitler,” he told a PanARMENIAN.Net reporter.