Azerbaijan recalls Consul General from Turkey


Azerbaijan’s President recalled several high-level officials. This is extremely significant.

From Fort Russ

November 26, 2015
Translated by Kristina Rus

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has signed a decree to recall the Consul General of Azerbaijan in Istanbul and at the same time the permanent representative of Azerbaijan in the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization, Hasan Zeynalov, reports the official website of the President.

Another decree of the President recalled from office the permanent representative of Azerbaijan to the UN office at Geneva and other international organizations, Murad Najafbeyli.

KR: Azerbaijan’s two big brothers traditionally have been Russia and Turkey. However, this proud small resource rich nation was not eager to become a Western vassal as it has been pressured to. It has always honored the age old ties with Russia and prefers  Russia’s approach of mutual cooperation (and its meticulous balancing act in Nagorny Karabah dispute with Armenia)  rather then Western approach of domination. 
Ilham Aliev’s latest gesture is a strong move which shows whose side Azerbaijan is on.