President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has sent a congratulatory message to President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the occasion of National Day of Turkey, Azerbaijani presses reported.

After praising strong Turkey, which has an important place in the international arena, Aliyev expressed gratitude to Ankara for the ‘political and moral support’ of Erdogan and the fraternal Turkic state in the aggression against Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia. The modesty with which Aliyev described Turkey’s participation in the aggression is unmatched. De facto, Turkey’s direct participation, the use of its planes, unmanned aerial vehicles and ground equipment and the transportation of militants were all ‘moral support’.