“Our wish and hope is a joint understanding of the hand of peace extended to Armenia by Mr. Ilham Aliyev and Mr. President (Recep Tayyip Erdogan-ed.). This is an opportunity to take advantage of. It is not just about Azerbaijan and Armenia, it is about turning the whole region – Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Turkey, Russia, Iran – into an island of stability in the region as a whole.
The statement came from Turkish National Defense Minister Akar, speaking about the events in Azerbaijan, Report reports.
“Azerbaijan is our dear brother. We stand by them in the real affairs of Azerbaijan, starting from the position of two states, one state,” he said.
Hulusi Akar noted that the goal is to achieve lasting peace and stability in the entire Caucasus.