The capital of Azerbaijan hosted an event dedicated to the first anniversary of the coup attempt in Turkey.
The participants of the event, entitled "Dastan July 15", honored the memory of the sons and daughters of Turkey and Azerbaijan, who sacrificed their lives for the independence and territorial integrity of their countries, with a minute of silence.
A film about the events of July 15 - Day of Democracy and National Unity in Turkey was shown.
Assistant to the President of Azerbaijan for Political and Public Affairs Ali Hasanov read out an appeal by President Ilham Aliyev to Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the occasion of the anniversary of the coup attempt in Turkey.
The Presidential Aide stressed that the events of 2016 proved that it was impossible to break the will of the people.
Hasanov drew attention to the steps to strengthen statehood and national unity in Turkey.
According to him, the persons involved in the death of 250 residents of Turkey must receive the punishment they deserve.
"On that ill-fated night of July 15, 2016, the inhabitants of Azerbaijan did not close their eyes either," Hasanov said, emphasizing that the unity, solidarity and brotherhood of the Azerbaijani and Turkish peoples are an example for other Turkic countries.
Turkish Ambassador to Azerbaijan Ercan Ozoral thanked Azerbaijan for its support. He noted that the Azerbaijani state always supported Turkey in the fight against FETÖ.
Within the framework of the event, an exhibition was organized about the attempted coup by the terrorist movement of Fethullah Gülen (FETÖ) in Turkey.
The exhibition shows photographs of the agency "Anadolu", made on the night and morning after the attempted coup on July 15, 2016.
A group of soldiers of the Turkish Armed Forces, consisting of the terrorist movement of Fethullah Gülen, attempted to seize power in the country on the night of July 15-16, 2016. The actions of the junta were resolutely prevented due to the actions of the country's leadership and law enforcement agencies, as well as ordinary citizens. 250 people were killed that night.