Today Turkey has become not only a major power centre of the world, but also is able to implement large-scale projects within the country, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said in his speech at the opening of the Rize-Artvin Airport, Report informs.

“Among them, I would like to state projects that serve people; airports, roads, bridges, schools, hospitals – all these are factors that show the development and strength of Turkey. At the heart of all this work is the human factor and the state policy. It is a great pleasure for me to be with you today. The participation of the President of Azerbaijan in this wonderful ceremony is another manifestation of the Azerbaijani-Turkish unity. We are always together,” Aliyev said.