Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev on Thursday jointly inaugurated a new airport in an area liberated from the Armenian occupation.
Erdogan is the first foreign head of state to land at the Zangilan International Airport, Azerbaijan’s second airport in territories reclaimed from Armenia during the 2020 Karabakh War.
In October 2021, Erdogan joined Aliyev in the official opening of the Fuzuli International Airport.
During Erdogan’s one-day working visit, the two leaders will also break ground for new projects for the development of the region.
Later, Erdogan and Aliyev will hold talks to discuss bilateral relations and steps to enhance cooperation. They will also exchange views on current regional and global developments.
Earlier this month, Erdogan, Aliyev, and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan had a brief conversation ahead of the European Political Community summit in the Czech Republic’s capital Prague.
Following the meeting, Erdogan said Ankara wants to improve ties between the three countries and resolve outstanding issues.