Turkish officials praise Azerbaijan on Karabakh victory
'Tragic page of history' ends with Azerbaijani victory, says parliament speaker following Azerbaijan-Armenia truce
The speaker of 's_parliament on Tuesday congratulated Azerbaijan for its recent victories in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
"Azerbaijan's legitimate right and victory have finally been acknowledged by the enemy. Armenia has had to retreat and surrender from Karabakh which it had occupied and where it had conducted massacres," Mustafa Sentop said on Twitter.
Sentop also congratulated the Azerbaijan's army and commemorated the martyrs.
"A tragic page of history has ended with Azerbaijan's victory in Karabakh."
Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin, too, applauded Baku on Twitter.
"Karabakh is now free. Karabakh is Azarbaijan. Turkey will remain by Azarbaijan's side both in the field and on the table," Kalin said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin had earlier announced that Azerbaijan and Armenia signed an agreement to create the necessary conditions for a long-term and comprehensive solution to the longstanding conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, also known as Upper Karabakh.
The announcement brought scenes of enthusiastic celebrations in many Azerbaijani cities, with thousands carrying both Azerbaijani and Turkish flags, singing national anthems and dancing in the streets.
Relations between the two former Soviet republics over Upper Karabakh have remained tense since 1991, but fresh clashes broke out on Sept. 27. Since then, Armenia has repeatedly attacked Azerbaijani civilians and forces, even violating three humanitarian cease-fire agreements.