The year 2020 had become a particularly significant period for the Azerbaijani people, Assistant to the President of Azerbaijan, Head of the Foreign Policy Department of the Presidential Administration Hikmat Hajiyev said at the media forum of the Turkic Council in Istanbul.

After 30 years, Karabakh was liberated from occupation, Hajiyev said.

“The Azerbaijani people, closely rallying around President Ilham Aliyev, rose for the Patriotic War and liberated their lands from occupation, following the call ‘Karabakh is Azerbaijan!’,” the official said.

The president’s assistant also noted Turkey’s political and diplomatic support to Azerbaijan.

Hajiyev said that the hearts of the two fraternal countries – Turkey and Azerbaijan – were beating in unison.

“The countries of the Turkic Council also made every effort and provided support to the Azerbaijani people during the 44-day war. I would like to emphasize the support that the Turkish media provided to Azerbaijan. Fighting shoulder to shoulder, we won the information war as well,” Hajiyev said.