President Ilham Aliyev: Every each child of the Turkic world should be like Cansu and Gamze

Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan

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# 18 April 2023 19:31 (UTC +04:00)

In his interview to the Azerbaijan Television, President Ilham Aliyev also touched upon the fact that Turkish athletes Cansu Bektaş and Gamze Altun dedicated their victories to Azerbaijan after winning gold and silver medals at the European Weightlifting Championships in Yerevan, APA reports.

“Mrs. Mehriban Aliyeva and I congratulated our dear girls, Cansu and Gamze. First, because they achieved this great victory in Armenia – the enemy state, the state that is the eternal enemy of both Azerbaijan and Türkiye, and had the Turkish flag raised there. The Armenians burned our flag, but the Turkish flag flew there. They played the National Anthem of Türkiye. The National Anthem of Türkiye must have deafened all the enemies sitting in the hall. They dedicated this victory to Azerbaijan and the people of Azerbaijan. What a wonderful move! This is why they won the love of the entire Azerbaijani people. I want to congratulate them again,” the head of state noted.

“We are proud of them. In fact, I think this event will go down in history, and not only in the history of sports, but also in the history of world politics as a whole, in the history of the Turkic world. Every one of us, every each child of the Turkic world should be like Cansu and Gamze. This is what I want,” the Azerbaijani leader added.