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[–]AzeriPrideAzerbaijan[S] 2 points3 points  (7 children)

Serbia is a strange country, anybody agree?

Among others:

https://en.trend.az/azerbaijan/politics/2886214.html - Putin: Victory in presidential election testifies to Ilham Aliyev’s political authority

http://en.apa.az/azerbaijan-politics/foreign-news/ukraine-s-poroshenko-phones-president-ilham-aliyev.html - Ukraine’s Poroshenko phones President Ilham Aliyev

https://en.mehrnews.com/news/133327/Rouhani-congratulates-Ilham-Aliyev-for-reelection-as-Azerbaijan-s - Rouhani congratulates Ilham Aliyev for reelection as Azerbaijan’s pres.

https://news.az/articles/official/130333 - Georgian president congratulates Ilham Aliyev on election victory

https://www.azernews.az/nation/130249.html - Erdogan congratulates Ilham Aliyev on confident victory at presidential election

http://en.apa.az/azerbaijan-politics/foreign-news/uzbek-president-congratulates-ilham-aliyev-on-winning-presidential-election-in-azerbaijan.html - Uzbek president congratulates Ilham Aliyev on winning presidential election

https://news.az/articles/official/130323 - 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.

[–]hungry_kid 1 point2 points  (5 children)

would you mind to explain why?

[–]AzeriPrideAzerbaijan[S] 1 point2 points  (4 children)

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.

[–]DragutRais 2 points3 points  (2 children)

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.

[–]AzeriPrideAzerbaijan[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

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.

[–]Idontknowmuch 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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.

[–]nerbovig 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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

That's everybody.