On October 28, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev sent a congratulatory message to his Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gul on the occasion of the Day of Republic, Azertag reported.

“Azerbaijani-Turkish brotherhood is embodied in spirit and essence of our relations,” the letter says. In his message Aliyev also mentioned that relations between the states have developed into “stable strategic partnership”.  

Ilham Aliyev wished Turkish people peace and prosperity. Azerbaijani President congratulated Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan as well, Trend reported.