Turkish President Abdullah Gul wanted to make a ceremonial gesture in
line with European culture and civilized relations, Azerbaijani MP
Zahid Oruj told Trend, commenting on Turkish President's congratulation
to Serzh Sargsyan in connection with his re-election.
"It is easy to calculate Turkish President's aims in congratulating
Sargsyan on his re-election. However, by what means? We do not want in
any way to impose any moral obligations on Turkish President. Perhaps
the political and tactical plans of the brotherly state sometimes
require irrational steps, "Oruj said.
Simply observing elections was sufficient for refraining from sending greetings and an insincere diplomatic message.
"If the basic platform of all candidates was based on the ideals of
Agri Dagh, anti-Turkish statements and Karabakh platform, how can the
one congratulate the winner of such a marathon and criminal elections?
But tomorrow this winner will start fulfillment of his promises of
territorial claims to Turkey," Oruj said.*****
Turkish President Abdullah Gul's congratulation to Serzh Sargsyan on
his re-election is insulting for Turkey, Azerbaijani political scientist
Vafa Guluzade believes.
"Serzh Sargsyan is Turkey's enemy. He accuses Turkey of the so-called
"Armenian genocide" and makes territorial claims to the country. It is
not clear why Abdullah Gul decided to be one of the first to
congratulate Serzh Sargsyan on his re-election," political scientist
told Trend on Thursday.
It is clear when Sargsyan congratulates Russian President Vladimir
Putin - Armenia is a province of Russia. However, congratulations from
President Gul to the president of the occupant country are impossible to
understand, he said.
"It is known that Sargsyan has rigged elections in Armenia and is an
enemy of democratic-minded people of the country. Does Gul support
dictatorship in Armenia, by sending his greetings?" Guluzade said,
noting that the mentioned congratulation may only be interpreted this
Turkey's President congratulated Serzh Sargsyan on his re-election as the head of Armenia.*****
Everyone knows about the violations which occurred during the presidential elections in Armenia, and Sargsyan's victory due to election fraud along with endeavors on his real opponents was widely covered by international media, the deputy of Milli Majlis (Parliament), Deputy Executive Secretary of the ruling New Azerbaijan party, Mubariz Gurbanli said in an interview to the official website of the ruling party "Yeni Azerbaycan" (NAP).
Gubanli noted that it is regrettable that some international organizations observe the forged elections of Serzh Sargsyan from the position of double standards.
"What is even more regrettable is that President of Turkey, which is a strategic partner country of Azerbaijan, hastily congratulated Sargsyan, who was elected as a result of vote fraud," he said.
The MP noted that there are people who congratulate Sargsyan with "victory", however hasty congratulations of friendly country's head to an illegally elected president of the aggressor country play a definite role in covering up the fraudulent elections.
"Those who hastily congratulate Sargsyan have the same goal - to "conceal" his illegal election as president," Gurbanli said. "At the moment, Armenian opposition holds protests against the fraudulent elections."
Azerbaijani MP said that congratulation of Sargsyan in such conditions plays the role of moral support.
"In this regard, we regret that the president of Turkey with his congratulation of Sargsyan joined those who give Armenian president moral support," Gurbanli said, adding that the congratulatory telegram will in no way change Armenia's attitude towards Turkey.
The MP added that the territorial claims of Armenia to Turkey and the claims in connection with so-called "Armenian genocide" won't be removed because of such congratulations.
"Armenians will never remove these claims. At the same time public opinion in Turkey in connection with this issue is ambiguous," Gurbanli emphasized. "Turkish press pays a lot of attention to this issue, andthis congratulation is considered a hasty step given the current circumstances."/Trend/