"Denktas: Azerbaijan Needs Time To Recognize Turkish Republic Of Northern Cyprus
BAKU - Rauf Denktas, former president of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), and TRNC FM & Deputy Prime Minister Serdar Denktas were today in Baku to have talks with Azerbaijani executives.
TRNC delegation also visited the tomb of Haydar Aliyev, the former president of Azerbaijan, and cemetery of Turkish soldiers in Baku.
Rauf Denktas told reporters, ''Azerbaijan needs time to recognize us (TRNC).''
Asked whether some circles try to put pressure on Azerbaijan arguing that 'if Azerbaijan recognizes TRNC, Greek Cypriot administration will recognize Upper Karabakh (under Armenian occupation)', Denktas stated, ''this is immorality. Greek Cypriots had attacked to occupy lands of our people, as Armenians attacked Azerbaijan. Turkey saved our lands and people.''
Stating that it was immoral to accept Greek Cypriot administration as the legitimate government of Cyprus, Denktas stressed, ''we secured justice and freedom by establishing TRNC. I wish our friends act by knowing that fact. Azerbaijan embraced us and did not listen to Greek Cypriots. We are grateful to Azerbaijan.''"
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