“Turkey-Azerbaijan Brotherhood Park” was opened in the city of Guba, an Azerbaijan member of Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB), with a ceremony held on May 10, 2021.

The opening ceremony was attended by Turkey’s Ambassador to Baku Cahit Bağcı, Governor of Guba Ziyaddin Aliyev, deputies, local governors and many guests.

In the middle of the park in Guba city, there were oak saplings planted as a symbol of brotherhood. The park, in which the pictures of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and Heydar Aliyev and the words “The joy of Azerbaijan is our joy, sorrow is our sorrow” and “One nation, two states” were written and decorated with the flags of the two countries. Moreover, there were the words of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Azerbaijani President İlham Aliyev regarding the brotherhood of the two countries on the walls of the park.

Turkish Ambassador to Baku Bağcı commemorated Azerbaijan’s national leader Heydar Aliyev on account of his 98th birthday. Bağcı also congratulated the Azerbaijani people for their victory in the saved lands which are under the occupation and rescued by the 44-day war led by the President İlham Aliyev. Bağcı expressed that Turkey supported us really well during this war and he added that “Today, as it was past, Turkey has showed the brotherhood which gives us more faith and confidence. The strong ties between Azerbaijan and Turkey is now became more vivid now. This brotherhood is becoming more stronger day by day and that will make the these two countries the protector of the unity of the region. I would like to thank those who contributed to the construction of the park”.

Governor of Guba Aliyev stated that the brotherhood between Turkey and Azerbaijan has long been lasting throughout the history. Aliyev underlined that the two countries are cooperating each other in both good and bad days and talked about the Caucasian Islamic Army’s liberation of Azerbaijan lands from the occupation of Armenian and Bolshevik gangs in 1918. Aliyev also mentioned Turkey’s support to Azerbaijan for the liberation of the territories occupied by Armenia and posited that, “From the first day of the war, the Turkish government and people supported us. Then we wanted to show our gratitude for Turkish people and also contribute to our friendship between our countries by building this park in our province”.

After the protocol speeches, the guests toured the park and the ceremony was completed with a photo shoot for the memory of the day.