The Turkish delegation led by Shamil Ayrim, head of the Turkiye-Azerbaijan interparliamentary friendship group of the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TBMM), visited the Alley of Honor, the Alley of Martyrs and the “Turkish Martyrdom” monument.

The delegation first visited the Alley of Honors to pay tribute to national leader, architect and founder of the independent Azerbaijani state Heydar Aliyev, and to lay flowers at his grave.

They also laid flowers at the graves of prominent ophthalmologist, academician Zarifa Aliyeva, outstanding statesman Aziz Aliyev, renowned doctor and scientist Tamerlan Aliyev.

Then delegation proceeded to the Alley of Martyrs to commemorate Azerbaijani heroes who sacrificed their lives for the country’s independence and territorial integrity, put flowers at their graves and placed a wreath at the Eternal Flame monument.

The guests enjoyed a panoramic view from the highest point of Baku and were informed about the history of the Alley of Martyrs and redevelopment of the city.

The delegation then laid a wreath at a monument to the heroic Turkish soldiers who died in the battles for the liberation of Baku from the Bolshevik-Armenian Dashnak troops in 1918.

Shamil Ayrym, the head of the Turkey-Azerbaijan inter-parliamentary friendship group of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, wrote his heartfelt words in the memorial book of the “Turkish Martyrdom” monument.