March 10President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today visited Turkey. According to the press service of the President of Azerbaijan according tothe visit took place at the invitation of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
One week ago, on March 4, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu arrived in Baku. O, President With I.Aliyev and He met with his Azerbaijani counterpart Jeyhun Bayramov.
Just today, March 10In parallel, the country’s foreign minister in Turkey Russia and He held a trilateral meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart. Against the background of all this, how can we assess this visit of Ilham Aliyev to Turkey?
Milli Member of the Azerbaijani-Turkish interparliamentary working group Elshad MirbashirogluTuran”He said that, At present, there is a certain revival in the processes in the South Caucasus region: “We have always stated that, If the few remaining Armenians in Azerbaijan continue their provocations, then Azerbaijan can carry out full-fledged anti-terrorist operations. There are all grounds for such anti-terrorist operations. “
DeputyAccording to him, in Karabakh, where there are deep tensions in one part of the world snowThe intensification of provocations by the other side is the result of their miscalculations and it will cost them dearly.
E. Mirbashiroglu reminded that, A few days ago, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu NATOvisited Azerbaijan after emergency meeting of foreign ministers of member states and The situation in the region was discussed during the visit: “Azerbaijan will use the platform of the Antalya Diplomatic Forum to discuss provocations of Armenian armed forces in the person of the President and It will remind Azerbaijan of its right to take steps to ensure its security.
But snowThe party itself accuses Azerbaijan of provocation. RFE / RL’s Armenian Service reports quoting the separatist regime in Nagorno-Karabakh that, The Azerbaijani Armed Forces fired on Khojaly, Askeran and Khojavendi.
Political Commentator Arastun Orujlu told RFE / RL that, President It is not worth waiting for any sensational information about Ilham Aliyev’s visit to Turkey to be made public: “Even any closed talks and If there are agreements, the Azerbaijani government will seriously try to hide it from public opinion. She according to that, here, as always, Russia snowThere is a need to be careful. “
The expert noted that, At present, Turkey is becoming a point of activity: “Ukraine and Russia meeting of foreign ministers in Turkey, yesterday – March 9, Israeli president’s first visit to Turkey in many years and The beginning of a new stage in relations between the two countries proves this. “
A. Orujlu considers that, This has an advantage for Azerbaijan: “This is a positive dividend that, The increase in the role of Turkey, which is a legal ally of Azerbaijan, means the strengthening of Azerbaijan’s position.
However, according to the political scientist, this can only happen that, Let Azerbaijan choose its foreign policy priorities once and for all: “That is, once or for all, Turkey chooses a partner and It does not sign any agreements with Moscow, either that, it stays between two or three partners. ”
He stressed that, This is extremely important for Azerbaijan, especially at a time when very serious changes are beginning in the geopolitical sphere: “Including for the settlement of the Karabakh conflict. I think that, The visit will include discussions on Karabakh. The behavior of the peacekeepers, the illegal Armenian armed forces under the auspices of Russia, the violation of the ceasefire during the visit, most likely that, will be discussed and In the next one or two months, some serious steps can be taken in Karabakh. “
On February 24 this year, Russia launched a new attack on Ukraine. Six years ago, it annexed part of Ukraine, Crimea. At that time, sanctions were imposed on Russia. After the new war, the West and Some countries have expanded sanctions on Russia. Azerbaijan and Turkey does not join the sanctions.
The Karabakh conflict began in 1988 at the present stage. Then Armenia and Armed clashes took place between Azerbaijan. Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan before the ceasefire agreement in 1994 and 7 adjacent districts were occupied. But 2020In, as a result of the Second Karabakh War, Azerbaijan became part of the Nagorno-Karabakh region and regained control of 7 surrounding districts (including Aghdam region). That year 10 November agreement (Azerbaijan, Armenia and Between Russia), most of the fighting was stopped, in the Lachin corridor and Russian peacekeepers deployed in Karabakh An unrecognized entity of much of the former Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Region and Russia is said to be under the control of peacekeepers.