By Aynur Ekiz
ANKARA (AA) – The Turkish parliament speaker on Saturday celebrated Azerbaijan’s Independence Day.
Mustafa Sentop sent a congratulatory letter to his Azerbaijani counterpart Sahiba Gafarova on the occasion of the national day.
In the letter, Sentop congratulated the brotherly people of Azerbaijan on the occasion of Independence Day on behalf of the Turkish nation.
"I wholeheartedly believe that the excellent relations between our parliaments will rise to the highest level under the guidance of the understanding of 'One nation, two states',” wrote Sentop.
“Our current close cooperation is strengthened not only with bilateral but also with tripartite and multiple formats, and gives new impetus to parliamentary diplomacy.”
Azerbaijan on Saturday is celebrating Republic Day, the 104th anniversary of the Azerbaijani Republic.
On May 28, 1918, the Azerbaijani National Council declared the independent Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, also known as the Azerbaijan People's Republic, at a meeting in neighboring Georgia.
A historic meeting on May 28 in the Georgian capital Tbilisi adopted the Declaration of Independence of Azerbaijan, making Azerbaijan the first parliamentary republic in the Muslim east.
*Writing by Zehra Nur Duz.