Ilham Aliyev welcomed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Fuzuli district

President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan has today left for the city of Shusha.

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev welcomed President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his wife Emine Erdogan in Fuzuli district.

President Ilham Aliyev: My dear brother, welcome to the Karabakh land!

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Pleased to see you! However, the Karabakh lands are devastated.

President Ilham Aliyev: You will see even more now. See?

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan: We do.

President Ilham Aliyev: Welcome, Emine khanim!

Emine Erdogan: Nice to meet you!

President Ilham Aliyev: This is Fuzuli district, or Lower Karabakh. When you come from Baku, Fuzuli is the first Karabakh region.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan: There are road construction projects here.

President Ilham Aliyev: Yes, we have started them. And these are Karabakh mountains and forests.


The heads of state then headed to Shusha.


President Ilham Aliyev: At present, the master plan of Fuzuli is being prepared. We will probably approve it in a few months. After that, we will start restoration work.


On the way, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan viewed the territories adjacent to Shusha.


President Ilham Aliyev: I will show you where Shusha is from here.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Do please, let’s have a look.

President Ilham Aliyev: Over there, on the top of that rock from left to right. And that village below Shusha is called Dashalti.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Dashalti means a stone and place underneath it.

President Ilham Aliyev: Dashalti means underneath a stone.

Emine Erdogan: Is Shusha right behind it?

President Ilham Aliyev: Shusha is right above it.

Emine Erdogan: On a plain.

President Ilham Aliyev: Yes, on that plain. That mountain ledge on the right is the Jidir Duzu plain. It is the famous Jidir Duzu plain where equestrian competitions are held. We will go and see those places as well.


They posed for photographs here.