Erdogan arrives in Baku; trip to Karabakh on agenda

Erdogan arrives in Baku; trip to Karabakh on agenda

PanARMENIAN.Net - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived early Tuesday, June 15 in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku to hold official talks with President Ilham Aliyev, Yeni Safak reports.

Erdogan was welcomed at Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport by Deputy Prime Minister Yaqub Eyyubov, Deputy Foreign Minister Halef Halefov, Azerbaijan's Ambassador to Turkey Hazar Ibrahim and Turkey's Ambassador to Azerbaijan Cahit Bagci.

He was accompanied by first lady Emine Erdogan, National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, Communications Director Fahrettin Altun, Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalin, Justice and Development (AK) Party Spokesperson Omer Celik and the head of the Turkish delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly Osman Askin Bak.

As part of his official visit, Erdogan will travel to the city of Shushi in Nagorno-Karabakh, which came under Azerbaijan's control during the 44-day war in fall 2020. After a private meeting, Erdogan and Aliyev will attend a signing ceremony, hold a joint press conference and take a tour of the city.

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