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Posted byAzerbaijan4 months ago

Serbian president: Azerbaijani citizens believe in power of Ilham Aliyev’s ideas

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AzerbaijanOriginal Poster3 points · 4 months ago · edited 4 months ago

Serbia is a strange country, anybody agree?

Among others: - Putin: Victory in presidential election testifies to Ilham Aliyev’s political authority - Ukraine’s Poroshenko phones President Ilham Aliyev - Rouhani congratulates Ilham Aliyev for reelection as Azerbaijan’s pres. - Georgian president congratulates Ilham Aliyev on election victory - Erdogan congratulates Ilham Aliyev on confident victory at presidential election - Uzbek president congratulates Ilham Aliyev on winning presidential election - Lukashenko congratulates Ilham Aliyev

It is sad when countries like Georgia or Ukraine 'congratulate' Aliyev, meaning they don't care about democratic process in Azerbaijan as long as it doesn't interfere with their interests, especially when considered Georgia continues toward road of democracy. Russia, Iran, Uzbekistan and Belarus were expected. They are in same shit.

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would you mind to explain why?

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AzerbaijanOriginal Poster2 points · 4 months ago

Sure, reason I find relations to be strange is because Serbia and Serbians in general had very poor relations with Turks due to Ottoman era. Many Serbs blame Turks for their problems, and by extension Azerbaijanis because we are Turks, just sort of a different kind.

Turkey has close relations with Bosnia & Herzegovina, as well as close links with Albania for instance. Instead of Azerbaijan having close relations with these same countries, we have closer ties with Serbia. Serbia being one of the countries that internationally backs us in Nagorno-Karabakh resolutions, not Bosnia & Herzegovina or Albania.

Serbians propagated war crimes against Muslims during Yugoslav war in the Balkans, and Serbian people would probably rather side with Armenia who is a Christian nation. But politics is a different story and for whatever reason both countries have interests in one another.

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According to Serbia you are in the same situation. They have Kosovo problem and you have Nagorno-Karabakh problem. So both of you should support each other in these cases, according to Serbia.

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AzerbaijanOriginal Poster1 point · 4 months ago

You are probably right, though I know literally nothing about Kosovo. I know that it is composed of majority Albanian population, Muslim country, was assisted by the United Nations (particularly the US), and isn't recognized by certain countries aligned with Russia and Serbia.

But I think it's important for countries in same situation to support each other politically.

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Actually Kosovo is not recognised by countries which may have territorial issues, for example Spain, Ukraine and Azerbaijan! So in a sense this has more to do with setting legal precedents than political/ethnic/religious affinity.

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they don't care about democratic process in ________ as long as it doesn't interfere with their interests

That's everybody.

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Azerbaijan (Azərbaycan), also known as the "Land of Fire", is a country with a fascinating history and unique cultural heritage. Historically, the country has been both a Soviet Republic and a part of Persia. The country regained its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, and modern Azerbaijan has emerged as a Western-looking, independent, secular state with a vibrant and diverse culture.

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